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Offline sookwinder

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #90 on: January 31, 2018, 04:57:37 AM »
Hi guys... another post to this older thread.

This delightful Vintage Vibe 64 EP in Lilac sparkle arrived on my doorstep here in Australia a couple of days ago.
My first impressions of the EP leave me speechless … I am over the moon. 
Earlier posts have said how great these VV EPs are , but let me just reiterate how awesome the key action and the sound is on the VV64.

I already have a 1973 Rhodes, Wurli 206A/200A, Pianet N & T and this VV64 has a voice of its own that fits in perfectly and fill a gap at the same time.
What is great is that the sound with the active electronics can achieve a multitude of styles and feels   …   totally different to my Mk1 Rhodes or my Wurli 206A/200A

The fit and finish of the instrument is first class, the quality of the parts used, the design, the fitment is very impressive.
Little things have blown me away… like the location of the on/off switch … yes you need an on/off switch, but it doesn’t need to be staring you in the face when you play. 
Again discussing the action of the keys … they make playing just so easy … to use an auto industry metaphor … while I love my 1973 Rhodes , comparing the action of the Rhodes to the VV64 is like comparing the steering of a 70s Chevrolet to a 2017 Chevy SS  -  chalk and cheese.
The Lilac sparkle top is perfect .. both in colour and in the finish surface.
I also like the fact that the active electronics allow a guitar to be plugged into the return and utilise the preamp FX.

In short …  this VV64 is a superb instrument.
Plus communication with Chris and the VV guys was easy.

David



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Late 60s Pianet N - Late 70s Pianet T - Ensoniq ESQ1 - Hammond XK2 - Wurli 206A converted to a 200A - 1973 Rhodes Stage 73 - Roland RD150 - Vintage Vibe 64 EP - s**t load of guitars, basses & amps

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #91 on: January 31, 2018, 11:41:29 AM »
Wow! Gorgeous. Such a nice collection of pastels.

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #92 on: March 25, 2019, 12:18:25 AM »
Cool article I ran into while searching for what Rhodes was used on Midnight Rider.
https://www.emusician.com/thewire/peter-levin-brings-vintage-vibe-to-muscle-shoals-sessions-at-fame-studios
It's not linked from the VV site or mentioned, but it's practically and ad for them.

Back to the song. For me it's the quintessential tone of a Rhoads.

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #93 on: August 21, 2020, 06:36:36 PM »
The cost a fortune but reduced weight to about 50LBS according to their promo

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Re: New Vintage Vibe Electric Pianos
« Reply #94 on: December 05, 2020, 04:01:43 AM »
Hello everybody,
I'm an owner of a wonderful 2016 Vintage Vibe Piano (classic model) and jazz musician.
I would like to take a moment to give my "review" and tell my experience, both about the product and about the Vintage Vibe Staff.

First of all, a little reference of what I like to do with the VV: a song I've recorded this summer with my electric trio.

Harlem Dawn by the great Bob James, played with the arrangement of a great influence, friend and teacher, that I suggest everybody to check out: Mr Harold Mabern Jr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlXcEiWTfyM

Vintage Vibe Piano

To me, the most complete, versatile, responsive and manageable solution for the professional pianist, who, like me, wants to start sinking his teeth in the electric piano world. I'm the proud owner of a Vintage Vibe 2016 Classic Model and couldn't be happier: the action is pure butter, the weight is absolutely suitable, both for studio and gigs, the sound...well, it deserves a few words.
I use a Fender Deville amp and I can't describe how much the Vintage Vibe Sound can be versatile and, combined with the amp regulation, go in so many different directions. It can be velvet, it can be spicy and barking.
I'm not a guy who uses pedals or effects: by nature I seek what a "traditional" jazz musician seeks for, but I tell you that this piano can be a Pandora's box in terms of sound regulation.
Wow. I've had colleagues and owners of Nord pianos come to my house and leave with a: "F**k: frank's piano is really something else".



Staff

Fred di Leone is a phenomenal guy, always available, caring and professional. I won't go in details about how much he has done for me with this piano. Suffice to say, I bought my VV as a used instrument and he made it a mission to help me bring the best out of number 262.
Fred and Chris immediately embraced my Harlem Dawn Project and proved that they are not just shop owners and technicians, but people who genuinely care about the message their piano conveys. Personally, I love being part of a community that cares about the aftermarket and about the music, which may seem obvious but in 2020 is not something to give for granted


Thanks VV Guys!

Frank Piccinini