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Rehousing a Rhodes in a new case- Anyone done it?
« on: November 14, 2014, 07:35:50 AM »
I started a thread a year or so back about Modding Rhodes For Weight Saving and though there were some great responses and lots of insight, nobody had really dared to try any mods or re-casing apart from the 'swiss cheese' dude!

Has anyone had the balls to do it yet? Has anyone taken the rhodes out of the wooden case and built it into a flight case to make it lighter? Has anyone cut down their harp or tried to remove weight internally?

Very interested to hear from anyone that's done this and if you have, please include some pics and inof on materials/weight saving so we can all see the handiwork!

Cheers all. D

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Re: Rehousing a Rhodes in a new case- Anyone done it?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2014, 01:47:18 PM »
Being that it's a modular piano out of the case, why not lose the case entirely?  Perhaps with the piano out of the shell, you can dress it up or cut down protruding areas to make the piano presentable-looking out of the tolex case, or even leave as-is.  If it's a stage piano, you'd probably just need one of those portable table stands to make sure there isn't any sagging.  But basically play the piano with no tolex case. It was only made with one so that it "was its own case" but if you're more careful in transport there's no reason for it.

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