All user reviews for the Rhodes Mark II Stage 73
ericthegreat's review"high quality"
didn't try any other models when looking for this. There's really nothing to compare it to unless it's replicating the sound of this instrument, in which case it's not worth it, because nothing I've heard does an accurate job. Lesser men will say that a Wurlitzer is better or that the Rhodes sounds like a Wurlitzer but the tone is so different in my mind that they aren't really comparable.
Honestly, the instrument is the only one of its kind, so finding a good deal on it is definitely the way to go. There's not a whole lot of other options out there, and if you know you want the Rhodes, you have to get one eventually. I've seen them go for about $2,000, which in my mind is totally worth it.
The sound is arguably my favorite keyboard sound; it's rich, smooth and "creamy". It's definitely got more of a ringing, bell-like quality than the Wurlitzer, and it usually is less dirty than that keyboard. This can change when it is played through an amp, which also gives it a great tone that's distinct from going through a DI. Through a Fender amp the tone gets a little crunchier, which some players prefer. It's definitely great for jazz (especially fusion and jazz from that era, mid-to-late 1970s), R and B, and even rock; Steely Dan used it a lot on their recordings. It's been used by Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and countless others. You've definitely heard it on many recordings, whether you realized it or not. I can't say enough about how great it is, it's one of a kind. You will love the Mark II Stage 73 as well, if you can find one and get your hands on it.
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O'Phil's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" What else?"
So I decided to go to "True".
My Mark II is 1980, so he still touches of wood, a little intoxicating smell of vintage instrument, and he offers me his hand more than I expected.
Say it was a shock, it is not comparable to samples of Rhodes found in the Roland RD700 GX, or even the Motif XS8.
We understand immediately that a "real instrument with its mechanics' will always be a warm side and living much more rarely found on the current keyboard.
In short, you'll understand my Mark II I love it, and does not part with it any time soon
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NoLive's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Did you try many other models before getting this one?
Rhodes Mk1 Suitcase 88
What is so special that you like best?
Bran, grain, hit ... inimitable.
The fans say that Rhodes VSTi emulations sound as good ... it's the frustration that makes them say that! Never a virtual instrument will not duplicate the grain inimitable instrument, and then each person differently Rhodes (like any instrument factory). Hear the sound of hammers tap on the keel blocks, it's magic
+ Other: the cover plate that can be a different keyboard / synth or a pack of beer or other ^ ^
What is so special that you like least?
The wear tips
What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Excellent. Compared to some vintage keyboards with prices soaring, the price of Rhodes in general remains stable.
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
Yes without hesitation
Pair it with a tube amp like "vintage tube preamp Speakeasy Suitcase" is royal! It also supports all sorts of effects pedals (good quality of course), wah-wah, tremolo, ring modulator ...
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Grans's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
A true plug in Rhodes will never replace a plug in Rhodes. The plugs do not reproduce the sound of living rhodes.
The temptation is to put all over your compositions, because it sounds good.
I admit it will be difficult to separate myself from this wonderful toy.
Ah, if still a big problem when you buy a rhodes is the weight !!!!!!!!!!!!
too heavy but ... the quality is there
Jiache's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I recommend using it with an amp / prampli lamp, even low-end. BEHRINGER MIC100 TUBE ULTRAGAIN a more than adequate for recording the condition of not pushing the volume and gain (the pramp) melts under penalty of having a sound dgueu.
I do not spare any of this instrument in prtexte (less really be Street). Sound and touch are truly inimitable.
keti's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Dtail which is very important, it has wooden keys, a touch more piano keys that Mark2 plastics. These are nammoins good instruments, but buy less for that reason.
Since then, he in the throne room of the apartment or my children and I use it as the acoustic piano as the lack of soundproofing forbids us to have. My pop / jazz suits him a little better than Mozart to my son, but in the end everything goes pretty well on a Rhodes, and when I rvise an invention of Bach, I remember that the great Jean-Sebastien heard them at harpsichord, piano n'tant not of this world.
Too heavy to the taste of my lower back, I did not used to scne.
With exprience, I do it again this election, Obviously! For less than a clavinova shit, you have a real instrument ...
Another little more than the Mark1: flat hood, which can be a synthesis of scne, a real book or a flower pot (??!!!) home.
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djcalcaire's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
most: the sound and even sound, and touch, and sensual relationship that cre between the hand and this pretty bte. a great point to its ability to be heard on, with two notes at the bottom of mix or a little tremolo handmade in volume knob.
minimum: this little bastard has a hammer that has a tape Desax and cot from its stem: so I lost a note and ca not look easy arparer. Other less, but should not be held against him: Rhodes Mark II 73 with his flight and feet in rows: 73 kilos! or almost: prvoir a nice friend.
I tried the suitcase models, which cost three times, c'tait not possible, I tried the plugin and imitations yamaha: sometimes more convincing than a clavinet but hey, it's the same after that We tried the Rhodes, it will spend more
7000 francs: there's no a shit, it's the bargain price of anecdotal master keyboard with insufficient samples inside. The Rhodes is one!
With the exprience I rchterai a Rhodes or another, I do not know yet ... Or may be an upright piano and two dmnageurs Brittany .... Or I sell everything and I buy a mini-market
studiodhorlebaix's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I do not know the current market price, but I love this instrument.
Patrice (studio horlebaix)
(I bought it in '82 (20th century)-sensitivity and its original true-obviously non-normal-yes)
musicdesign's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
what we like best on a Rhodes sound. is an exceptional instrument, not always easy to give but hey, it's a matter of habit. pass through a good pramp lamps is happiness.
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