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Offline musomarc

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Pickup wiring for a Rhodes 54 Stage piano
« on: June 04, 2014, 02:57:02 AM »
Hi All,
I just recently picked up a Rhodes Stage 54 and am in the process of restoring it. It had the red coil pickups BUT 19 were out!
I know the pickup configuration in a Rhodes 54 were wired in series and different to the 73 and 88 stage models but as the last 10 pickups ( treble end were removed) I need to check the wiring to the harp and earth at the RHS end of the pickup rail.

Can anyone with a 54 Rhodes send me a pic of the far end (RHS treble end) to show the wiring of the pickups?
Or a diagram to show the pickup wiring configuration?
Also what kind of wire is recommended for connecting each pickup?
Thanks
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musomarc

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Re: Pickup wiring for a Rhodes 54 Stage piano
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 07:48:34 AM »
I was able to find one existing picture that may help. If this remains unanswered, I can open up my Fifty Four tonight.

I think it looks exactly like the right side of a Seventy Three.

For wire, I use standard hookup wire. I strip a few feet of insulation then chuck an end into a hand drill so I can tighten up the twist. I'm thinking about 24 gauge is appropriate.
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Re: Pickup wiring for a Rhodes 54 Stage piano
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 03:28:50 AM »
Hi Dave.
Thanks for the quick response, details and pic .I have now sorted it out.
The Rhodes I got from you are going strong!
All the best
Regards :D