Rhodes Mark I Stage 73 user reviews
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- Overall Opinion
- The Fender Rhodes Mark 1 was originally produces in the early 70’s. People went crazy over the Fender Mark 1 back then it was like every single major musician had one and every one wanted one maybe because of just that reason. Of course the 70’s where a different time in music and the average Joe couldn’t afford to purchase these back then . The Fender Rhodes Mark 1 was a great stage piano and is to be used with a guitar amp. The front knobs are only for volume and some bass eq controls. You really didn’t have many options over controlling your sound on these back in those times (its amazing how far equipment has come over the last 40 years). The Fender Rhodes Mark 1 is kind of like a “suit case” model as the call it. Because it had the old suit case look too it and the suit case handles on the side of it for carrying it. Plus the weight of it was great, you could almost lug it around anywhere with you. It was created to be moved around a lot.
After the first few years of this model they have went back and made a lot of changes to it The original mark 1 had the hammer tips that couldn’t be replaced. But when they came out with the newer versions of the Mark 1 they made it so you could replace the hammer tips because over time the hammer tips too some wear and it really affected the piano. That was the biggest change in my book and im happy they have done that. Or at least I was at the time, I still think they my grandad might still have one of these in his shed. Its definitely not in playing condition if it is still in there. But there is no doubt that the Fender Rhodes Mark 1 is a classic model.
- Overall Opinion
- I've been using the Mark 1 Stage 73 electric piano for about five years. While not every studio or keyboard player has one, when I have access to one I will always try to use it when recording. Those who are familiar with this electric piano know its wonders and know what it can do. The Fender Rhodes is a classic electric piano, sought after by most when choosing an electric piano. The tone is unique and very rich. You can use the tremolo to get more of a wavy sound, or you can also get a bell like tone as well. The general sound is unique, but you can compare it to a Wurlitzer electric piano, but both have distant tones within the the electric piano setting. I have used this both for recording and for playing live, both with great results. It sounds great through an external speaker cabinet, but sounds fine when playing through the built in speaker, if your model has one. The price for a reissue of one of these is quite reasonable, but is comparable to that of a used vintage one, which I would recommend over the newer ones. It is built sturdy and has the Fender seal, which has become synonymous with making high quality instruments. It also looks great, and the keys have an awesome feel to them. It is easy to play, as the keys aren't too heavy and aren't too light. Whenever I play it I feel like I'm getting good results because of how easy it is to play and how great the sound is. If you are a keyboard player and you don't know about the Fender Rhodes by you should definitely try one out as you will fall in love! Great for all types of music including rock, pop, and jazz. The Mark 1 Stage 73 has become classic instrument in modern Western music and is used worldwide for all types of genres and situations.
- Overall Opinion
- The Fender Rhodes Mark I Stage 73 is an electric piano that like the name states has 73 keys and has become a classic instrument. It has built in speakers as well as outputs if you want to send this to an amp or direct and also has a built in tremolo effect. It has knobs to control the volume and the speed of the tremolo effect. It also has a sustain pedal and handles on it for easy moving. The feel of the keyboard is awesome overall as it is easy to play and feels great on the fingers. This great feel makes me want to play it all of the time because it is so easy to play and makes everything you play sound great in my opinion. The sound quality of the Fender Rhodes Mark I Stage 73 is also top notch as it has a great overall tone that is uniquely recognizable. I love the way that this keyboard sound and the sustain pedal and tremolo effect only add to its versatility, as it would be a great sounding keyboard without either of these features. While there are a number of different Rhodes electric pianos made by Fender that are great models, the Mark I Stage 73 stands out as a perfected model and is one that is almost flawless. The price of the Fender Rhodes Mark I Stage 73 isn't cheap, but is definitely a reasonable price used if you can find one as this is truly a great electric piano that has a ton of great features to it. I can't say enough about how great all of the electric pianos sound in Fender Rhodes family, and the Fender Rhodes Mark I Stage 73 is one of the best of its kind. Overall, highly recommended to those looking for a great electric piano.
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- Overall Opinion
- It needs no introduction, it is a magical instrument sounds magical. I do not know why, but when I was little I was already dreaming. When I play it I feel like I fly, so the sounds are wonderful! But such an instrument requires a minimum of care as any repair can be quite expensive. Mine is from 1974 and has wooden hammers with tines adapted.
I am trained pianist and as soon as I started to play on the fact remained that the hit was quite different from a piano and how to play all different. there is no need to overload the agreements under penalty of having a game very rough and the opposite of what it should be. Whether you play jazz or pop instrument takes its place on these musical styles bringing all its magnificence.
I could write for hours and hours on why all keyboards should have this real myth of the instrumentation that it does us much further, to try at least once in his life to understand how this instrument is so great and so legendary . In any case for me 5 years ago a kid's dream come true!
- Overall Opinion
- An instrument bought from a friend who found it too heavy and no "there is only one sound, one can not choose as the electric piano from my parents." I got it for next to nothing (60 Euros). As in 1975, and has seen quite a few countries, it was not in very good condition. Fortunately, the hammer (wooden, not like in future editions as they are plastic) were intact. But at the tines, there were about 6 that were broken. I then gave to a specialist for review in Switzerland, and I even customized level outside (new color).
Currently it is like new and sounds great. It has a very sensitive touch, a color of its clear-cut as one would expect of a Fender Rhodes Mark 1. I connect via a pedal on a large Polychorus amp Fender Bassman 100 1971, 100-watt lamps. With this, I get a warm and round.
A mythical instrument, which requires a minimum of care and attention, which, if not exposed to large changes in temperature and humidity not too high, keeps a very stable tuning.
It's heavy to carry, it is cumbersome in a car (especially with the amp), but it impresses on stage or on record.N / AN / AN / A
- Overall Opinion
- I use this piano for about a year. The Rhodes is my guitar player who had put him in the attic for some time (!) Has emerged and once one has started work in his local. Overall, the status of legends is far from being usurped. The sound is crystalline in the high, giving an impression of fragility and dlicatesse incredible when played quietly, but can also rvler trs slamming and dynamic when we play more aggressive . In the midrange, its once again superb, much warmer and round. An happiness for quite jazzy arrangements even if we can have a game more rock n roll was in "walls", reinforced by the bass. Let's talk about bass, again trs types. It can rvler trs trs aggressive, with a natural saturation. Add a Big Muff and it's madness. To play funk bass lines type, not bad either.
In sound, even if you reconnat immediately (rather orient jazz / psych rock), so it's a no-fault, so we can be in the DLIR. Superb all levels. Personally, I play on a guitar amp (Hiwatt amp + speaker) which allows me to have a really standard. The only default that I would find this piano is the keyboard plutt hard, worse than a normal piano. The pedals are also sometimes sustain teachers: the Systm rsons indeed made all the piano which gives espces cluster parasites. These two are sometimes lments Gnant shall decide when the speeder a bit.
At the price, I did not pay so I can not comment. Nanmoins, I'd buy it if prs me I could not use one of my guitar. Being given the quality of sound and the place that takes the instrument in a set, I think 1300-1400 is all acceptable. To convince you, look at the price of a good Gibson (the guitar equivalent in my opinion) ...
I wonder if I bought one against Rhodes, Wurlitzer also trs as interesting ... Both have their personality and can be for what I play (even when the rock), a Wurlitzer would suit me better, even if the Rhodes wonders. In the IDAL, as have both!N / AN / AN / A
- Overall Opinion
- I have 73 notes. I have 5 years.
I have to find a galr sustain pedals that I finally found Pigalle.
I JBL sound system with one of 15, either directly or through a small mixer and Berhinger does. In this case, I put in chouia rverbe.
I use four effects: a wha wha (foot), a Trmolo (MANDATORY on walks or in support of the harmonic chorus sax or trumpet), I use a little chorus and responsibly ... and a compressor which is useful for "dirty" sound of the chorus when I take on funk. All effects are Boss, the wha wha, I forget the brand ...
With the sound effects is monstrous and prsence chleur. Simply adjust the instrument as a pianist since the base is a strong temptation to overload the beginners agreements while with such an instrument, it must instead be minimal.
I have also a pro mga Gem is an excellent and cost accumulation in blind test can really illusion. In contrast, live in groups, it is much easier to sound the Rhodes numrique his clone has the advantages of numriques (weight in particular) but has not much sr ch their imperfections and sounds that make the charm of Rhodes. the keyboard of Rhodes is also fabulous: neither too soft nor too flexible, maximum comfort. A keyboard numrique same good quality of TRS as GEM has no such touch?
In conclusion, the Rhodes is a legendary instrument and the myth is justified. ALL you can really play (rock, funk, jazz, bumps (which way to play the Rhodes with a good sax and a little on trmolo How Insensitive, the thrill ...).
We find 1500 euros. It should be added 300 or 400 euros for the effects (I think really necessary) plus 400 or 500 euros for the sound system.
Obviously it's quite expensive but for that price, you have a real musical instrument.
I have 5 years and no time have I felt like me spare.
I believe that this instrument has me !!!!!!!!!!!!N / AN / AN / A
- Overall Opinion
- It's been a few months I use it before I had a Roland RD600 Digital Piano, and I was pleased with the sounds of rhodes ... Since it is not out of his flight case!
A REAL Rhodes it has a unique sound with a touch so special, close to an acoustic piano but different.
I use it with a preamp / tube compressor TLA and three pedals:
an auto wah (boss dynamic wah), tremolo (boss), and a stereo chorus (boss too).
The sound, once the sound is huge, the main advantage and disadvantage principar, if the other members of his group have a "normal", the rhodes seen more easily. God thank you that's not my case!
The price was 1500 euros for an internship Mark I eigty eight (88 notes), complete (and foot pedal) and in very good condition. I had to give and set myself is laborious and it takes a good chromatic tuner plus a good ear, the first time it has taken me several days of hard work with the only assistance, fact sheets on the net. But now I'm leaving, never to call anyone for me to do, I can do it myself!
If I had to buy it back, I would without hesitation, by the way I want a suitcase 88 (if it exists) to leave home.N / AN / AN / A