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Offline armstrongsound

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Quintessential Phased Rhodes Songs
« on: October 06, 2017, 02:39:38 PM »
Just picked up an MXR 90 (script logo reissue) and I can't get enough of it. I'm just curious what ya'll consider "Quintessential Phased Rhodes" tracks.

I'll start with a few of my favorites.

"Roll Me Through the Rushes" Chaka Khan off her album "Chaka" (played by Leon Pendarvis)
"Sleep on It" also by Chaka from the same album. (played by Richard Tee)
"Peg" by Steely Dan is the obvious one, I think.
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Re: Quintessential Phased Rhodes Songs
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 03:43:47 AM »
I prefer the Mutron 2, but i know what you mean... Phasing is an effect that works pretty well with Rhodes...

Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters Live
Bill Withers - Just the two of us
Billy Joel - Just the way you are


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Offline Student Rhodes

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Re: Quintessential Phased Rhodes Songs
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 04:24:08 AM »
"How Deep Is Your Love" -- Bee Gees
"Slip Sliding Away" -- Paul Simon
"I'm Not In Love" -- 10cc
"Babe" -- Styx
"Minute By Minute" -- Doobie Bros.
Pretty sure Manfred Mann's Earth Band's "Blinded By the Light" has some phasing or flanging in it.
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Re: Quintessential Phased Rhodes Songs
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 07:54:48 AM »
Steely Dan Kid Charlemange
10cc All of their tracks with a Rhodes

I have one of those hand wired Phase 90 reissues and love it. Both Steely Dan and 10CC used them but 10CC moved on to a CE-2 in the early eighties. This also gives a nice effect.



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Re: Quintessential Phased Rhodes Songs
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 03:14:37 AM »
I guess those were the 12 songs that all the fuss is about.
Unless anyone can think of any others...

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Re: Quintessential Phased Rhodes Songs
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 09:39:53 AM »
LOL @ studentrhodes

I can't tell, but I think there might be some real slight phasing on the Rhodes on "Too High" by Stevie Wonder. Either that or it's just a really phat tone.
1970 Fender Rhodes Mk I Seventy-Three Suitcase (no suitcase amp)
1968 Fender Vibrolux (aa864 circuit)
1947 Hammond CV
1947 Hammond DR-20
1970s Leslie 760
1969 Hammond T202
1956 Hammond S6
1982 Kustom 88
90s Young Chang Upright
Hohner Melodica

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Re: Quintessential Phased Rhodes Songs
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 06:12:46 PM »
Yes, it is hard to tell because it's mirroring the synth on much of the track, and his playing is so busy that there are not a lot of sustained notes in which you can really discern phasing.  Sounds like it may just be Peterson trem?  Others may have better ears.