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Rhodes Piano Bass

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Rhodes Piano Bass

Had the absolute pleasure of working on this 1972 Rhodes piano bass. This one is as clean and as close to mint as they come.All tines, tone bars, hammer tips were in excellent condition. It is nice to know there are still some of these out there even 50 years later.

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One rusty Rhodes

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One rusty Rhodes

Customer brought in a Rhodes he owned since new. Had a pipe burst and there was water damage. That led to a lot of rust on this old girl. Here is just one of the 73 tines before cleaning off rustAnd here it is after. Repeat 73 times. The end result was very nice. She …

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Well . . . its happened again

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Well . . . its happened again

More work then one man can handle at the moment. I need to take a breath and tackle one project at a time. There are worse things in life then being too busy.

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Here we go again . . .

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Here we go again . . .

Something about the end of winter that makes people bring in their Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos for service. I like to tackle the pianos one at a time. No multitasking.

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One of the coolest things I’ve had in my shop in a while . . .

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One of the coolest things I’ve had in my shop in a while . . .

I very much enjoyed restoring this 1962 Hohner Pianet model N. I gave it “the works”. I am a huge Beatles and Zombies fan and could not resist learning the songs that used this instrument. This thing plays and sounds like a dream. I didn’t want to get up.

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Hard at work on this old Wurli

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Hard at work on this old Wurli

I love old wurlitzer electric pianos. This one is a 1958 model 120. Tube amp. Very difficult to tune these because the reed bolts are hidden under the wooden dampers. Still a very cool instrument and the amp is now running strong.

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Installing a brand new amp in a Wurlitzer 200 electric piano

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Installing a brand new amp in a Wurlitzer 200 electric piano

The wurli now has a very nice hot output with a very low noise floor. Great amps.

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Every now and again I stand back and look at the amount of work I have ahead of me. Today I did just that. Looks like Ill be here a while. May need a bigger shop.

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