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FDP Forum / Rock-it 88's - Keyboard Forum / Rhodes keyboards are being made again.

kents
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Oct 24th, 2010 08:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not cheap either!

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Oct 24th, 2010 09:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

$3,300? Not cheap, indeed!

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Oct 25th, 2010 07:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd use a digital equivalent - no hernia needed.

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Oct 25th, 2010 05:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I'd use a digital equivalent - no hernia needed."

+1

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Oct 27th, 2010 02:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And if you want the model with the built-in amp, it's another 2399.

I'll stick with getting my hernias used, thanks.

--Crispy

kents
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Oct 27th, 2010 08:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Doesn't sound like a lot of enthusiasm here.

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Oct 27th, 2010 10:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There is 'NO DIGITAL EQUIVALENT' to the Rhodes,...I have played all the digital samplers and software emulations and they are just that: samplers and emulators. None reproduce accurately the 'bark' of a real Rhodes tine vibrating in front of a real electromagnetic pickup fed into a tube (or solid state) amplifier especially when articulating a staccato passage. For live performance the imitators can and do certainly suffice.( I use one myself when I do not wish to load the real Rhodes) However, when the real sound is required, (especially in the recording environment) there is no substitute.
The new Rhodes is expensive and I have not had the opportunity to demo one. But considering the limited market, inflation with respect to the cost of skilled (talented) labor required to produce this type of keyboard, I feel the break point on price is not too far off the market. Historically, most vintage Rhodes keyboards have retained or appreciated in value so the reintroduction of this instrument may actually be a viable business venture.

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Nov 1st, 2010 01:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Considering all the mechanical aspects of the instrument, $3,300 doesn't sound that bad to me.


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