CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

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CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

Post by rabidhamster » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:17 pm

I'm going crazy, man.  I drove 2 hours up to austin today to have a look at a rhodes mark II 73 in excellent condition.  I've been wanting one for a while, and this was a good deal in very clean shape. I was just hoping it would be the less desireable plastic hammer model so I could talk myself out of it...but no. 
I've not given it a play since I got it home, its a bit too late, but my first thoughts are itll do with a set up, I think, its slightly too polite sounding for me at the moment.

I cant afford this.  Why would I do it?!  I'm gonna have to sell all my other little toys to pay for this :'(

Hopefully it'll turn out worth it. ;D  Any other Rhodesers here?

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Re: CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

Post by Maggieo » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:26 pm

Dude, I'd love one of those!

Pump it through a Marshall and be happy!!!
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Re: CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

Post by RumorsOFsurF » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:06 pm

One of my bandmates has one, and I've been trying to talk him out of it!  :? :?  He won't sell it, but I will own one!!  Unfortunately, they will all be 5000 dollars by the time I get around to it!
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Re: CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

Post by burker » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:10 pm

I used to own one.... fantastic instrument,, had to sell it thouh  :( :(

someday ill get another, I liked running it through fuzz pedals.....

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Re: CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

Post by JazzBlaster » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:24 pm

good score if you can get one! loosers like me just have to fake it  :-[
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Re: CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

Post by manwith2brains25 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:44 am

the guitarist in my band has one and its alright
still havent thought of a signature

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Re: CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

Post by StevenO » Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:31 pm

manwith2brains25 wrote: the guitarist in my band has one and its alright
Just alright? I love rhodes. So yummy sounding.

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Re: CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

Post by manwith2brains25 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:44 pm

it sounds good just kinda hard to play, i dont know there just not my kind of guitar i guess haha
still havent thought of a signature

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Re: CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

Post by StevenO » Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:47 pm

manwith2brains25 wrote: it sounds good just kinda hard to play, i dont know there just not my kind of guitar i guess haha
Well you'd think so consider it's an ELECTRIC PIANO!!!

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Re: CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

Post by manwith2brains25 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:08 pm

StevenO wrote:
manwith2brains25 wrote: it sounds good just kinda hard to play, i dont know there just not my kind of guitar i guess haha
Well you'd think so consider it's an ELECTRIC PIANO!!!
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH i thought you were talking about the guitar ....... sorry haha :-[
still havent thought of a signature

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Re: CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

Post by StevenO » Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:13 pm

manwith2brains25 wrote:
StevenO wrote:
manwith2brains25 wrote: it sounds good just kinda hard to play, i dont know there just not my kind of guitar i guess haha
Well you'd think so consider it's an ELECTRIC PIANO!!!
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH i thought you were talking about the guitar ....... sorry haha :-[
I didn't even know there was a "Rhodes" guitar.

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Re: CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

Post by manwith2brains25 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:16 pm

StevenO wrote:
manwith2brains25 wrote:
StevenO wrote: Well you'd think so consider it's an ELECTRIC PIANO!!!
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH i thought you were talking about the guitar ....... sorry haha :-[
I didn't even know there was a "Rhodes" guitar.
its like jacksons interpretation of a flying v
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Re: CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

Post by StevenO » Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:20 pm

That's the Randy Rhoads model. Hmm, I see what you mean now.

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Re: CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

Post by chrisjedijane » Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:28 am

;D ;D

looking back at the posts, I can see why manwith2brains thought it was a guitar - all this talk of sticking it through marshalls and fuzz pedals!
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Re: CRAP! I bought a Rhodes:(

Post by rabidhamster » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:54 pm

hahah, I can see that too, since I was talking about a set up and whatnot. 

As an update, it seems the rhodes stay will be short lived.  I cant afford it to begin with, and it aggrivates my tendonitis.  I played for an hour the day it came in, and my hand crippled all up for a couple days and I couldnt play guitar or draw without accute pain.  This happens to some extend with certain guitar necks, a bit with the last SG I had, but this was the worst.  I've played plenty of non-weighted synths without a problem, maybe thats what did it? 

a keyboardist friend of mine suggested lubricating the felt, and that might help a little, but then I would be spending time on something Im mad at instead of playing guitar.  >:(

Ah well, maybe I'll have to get a proper emulation of a rhodes someday...  Thanks for the support guys:)

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