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Offline Student Rhodes

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Pink Floyd -- Sheep
« on: November 04, 2014, 02:43:08 AM »
I just listened to "Sheep" for the first time in probably 25 years, which goes back to long before I started playing the Rhodes.   

My understanding is that this cut is considered by some to be a classic track for Rhodes sounds.  However, I have to say, I wasn't that impressed by what I heard. 

Part of that may have been the overall recording quality which seems to have less air and presence than other Pink Floyd recordings, particularly 'Dark Side...'.  Instead, this whole album seems rather squashed sounding and flat to me. 

The Rhodes on "Sheep" sounds sort of like a suitcase, but the stereo trem isn't very spread out in the mix and seems set too fast and shallow to take advantage of the Peterson's spatial offerings. It almost sounds like a mono signal that had effects applied to it to simulate stereo. 

Sounds Mk II-ish to me, with a tighter, stiffer quality to the tines. Anyone know any details about the role of the Rhodes in this track willing to share info and save me a Google search?  What model, year, did they use the Peterson, or add the vibrato in post?  etc?   

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Offline pianotuner steveo

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Re: Pink Floyd -- Sheep
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 04:45:35 PM »
I can't answer your specific questions, but keep in mind that a Rhodes IS a mono instrument being put through a stereo effect in any situation where it sounds stereo like.

I will listen to the track later with headphones to see if I can add any info.
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
....and a few guitars...