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Retro Rentals vintage keyboards
« on: January 04, 2015, 06:18:50 PM »
There has been a lot of disappointment in renting vintage instruments over the years, and I've had a lot of word of mouth requests to rent restored pianos.  So, after incredible amounts of work and preparation I wanted to announce my official launch of Retro Rentals - a company focused on renting only high quality vintage keyboards.

www.RetroRentals.net
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I wanted a player to be able to choose from a wide array of models.  This is all restored and top-quality gear, so I'd love you to check out the site and follow posts on where the keyboards are being used.  Thanks to everyone for their support and looking forward to the music to come.
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Re: Retro Rentals vintage keyboards
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 07:55:54 PM »
Awesome! And Wow!

My wife would never agree to me having all those keyboards...what a fine collection.

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2015, 08:40:26 PM »
Great collection Ben!

Did you want me to trace my music stand from my 700?  I believe it will fit your 120.

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
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2009 Korg SV-1 73
....and a few guitars...

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 06:58:26 AM »
Sweet! Best of luck with this new, and needed, service.
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Re: Retro Rentals vintage keyboards
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2015, 08:59:11 AM »
Holy crap, dude.  Nice work.
Restored or Overhauled: '65 A-model Sparkletop, '78 Suitcase 73, early-'75 Satellite 88, '81 MkII Stage 73, two '77 Mk1 Stage 73's, '74 Mk1 Stage 73
In Progress: 1 '78 Suitcase (2nd one), '70 KMC - Customized w/ Peterson 4x12, '77 Wurli 270

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2015, 02:45:19 PM »
Fantastic!  A lot of love -- and hard work -- must have gone into some of those restorations.

Good luck with your new venture!

Alan

1974 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73
1972 Rhodes Silver Sparkletop Piano Bass
1978 Hohner Clavinet D6
1968 Hohner Pianet N II
1966 Wurlitzer 140B
1967 Gibson G101 combo organ
1965 UK Vox Continental
1954 Hammond B2; Leslie 21H; Leslie 31H
1977 Fender Twin Reverb
Vox AD100VT Valvetronix modeling amp
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Re: Retro Rentals vintage keyboards
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2015, 02:53:31 PM »
Ben, Congrats on the new biz!  Nice to see that Signature 3 knob- Retrolinear wurli-amp/vari-vib setup on the blue wurli! Good arsenal of gear too :)




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Re: Retro Rentals vintage keyboards
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2015, 03:16:15 PM »
Amazing collection of instruments you have there!
It is very entertaining just to browse through your site. Your customers are/will be very lucky to have access to the variety and quality of instruments you have available.
Best wishes on your new business venture!

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2015, 01:15:09 PM »
Thanks for the support.  Steveo, no rush but at some point sure - would love a trace of the stand.  It's hard that they're not detachable like 200s though and more susceptible to breakage.

Mike - the Retrolinear amp on the custom blue wurly is phenomenal.  People go nuts over it.
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2015, 04:43:42 PM »
The stand for the 700 looks different from the stock 120 stand, but I believe they are the same size.
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
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Re: Retro Rentals vintage keyboards
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2015, 10:57:48 PM »
Wow.  You've been busy...

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Re: Retro Rentals vintage keyboards
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2015, 04:35:46 PM »
Check out Kandace Springs, cool new Capitol Records artist playing the custom '74 suitcase on Jimmy Kimmel tonight 1/15/15.  Thanks for the support!

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Re: Retro Rentals vintage keyboards
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2015, 03:47:32 AM »
Now that's a nice suitcase!

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Re: Retro Rentals vintage keyboards
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2015, 07:45:45 AM »
I keep seeing faces in the speaker cover!??

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Re: Retro Rentals vintage keyboards
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2015, 02:38:31 PM »
Stevie Wonder tribute concert is airing on President's Day, Monday Feb 16th on CBS.  Songs in the Key of Life.  Supplied vintage keys to some surprise guests and teched stevie's rig for the show, it's going to be an incredible event.  Set your DVRs!

http://www.grammy.com/photos/lady-gaga-78
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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2015, 07:46:31 PM »
That's pretty exciting. Nice to see that  the quality of your rental gear is attracting high-level business. 

So, just wondering:  On his recent tour, I saw photos of Stevie with a Clavinet D6 and a VV Tine Piano.  What's his rig on the show?

Alan
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1972 Rhodes Silver Sparkletop Piano Bass
1978 Hohner Clavinet D6
1968 Hohner Pianet N II
1966 Wurlitzer 140B
1967 Gibson G101 combo organ
1965 UK Vox Continental
1954 Hammond B2; Leslie 21H; Leslie 31H
1977 Fender Twin Reverb
Vox AD100VT Valvetronix modeling amp
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2015, 11:21:20 AM »
In the photo under the Lady Gaga linked above it looks like he has a VV electric piano with a VV Vibanet on top. Most cool.
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Re: Retro Rentals vintage keyboards
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2015, 10:48:36 PM »
Very cool show. It's great to see these keyboards coming back into the limelight. Probably a lot of people asking what the hell Stevie was playing. Go VV!

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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2015, 08:01:02 AM »
That was a very nice show, Go VV!

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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2015, 12:39:53 PM »
Was an amazing show and thanks.  Stevie was on VVEP and Vibanet as mentioned above, Greg Phillinganes musical director was on Vibanet as well.  The backing keyboardists either had a real Hammond or Clav, but also mixed in Nord and other synths to cover the rest.
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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2015, 02:28:06 PM »
Stevie's Keyboard sound was really low to me? But his set-up was amazing!