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Cheap Rhodes sounds?

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Guest Tam o' Shantie

What is the cheapest way to get Rhodes/Wurlitzer vintage electric piano sounds? Fenders seem to cost hundreds, like other 'Rhodes' models. Are there any more modern keyboards that emulate this sound well without breaking the bank, or are there any cheap substitutes from days gone by that do the job for less? Please help us :popcorn:

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Guest Tam o' Shantie

Sorry, but vsts are of no use. We need a physical instrument, and don't want to use a laptop.

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less than a hundred bucks, not looking for anything new obviously. the older the better, as long as it sounds the part and won't break down without a good reason

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less than a hundred bucks, not looking for anything new obviously. the older the better, as long as it sounds the part and won't break down without a good reason

have a look on ebay for a korg wavestation, the original rom has some pretty good rhodes patches and a couple of other 60's sounding organs, if you're lucky you might pick one up for around 100.

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Hohner Pianet T. These things are just fantastic and easy to restore and tune. They are completely without any active electronics, so they all work all the time. They sound more like a Rhodes than a Rhodes if they are used with a guitar amp or the Pod. If the tines break, you can make new ones out of hacksaw blades. If the pads loose their stikyness, then you put fanbelt fat on them. This is a must-have instrument for evey band!

Price? Well, we found ours in a skip. I spent one day restoring it (tuning, remagntising the tines, adding fan-belt fat to the pads)!

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That's the one! You either love 'em or hate 'em. In the right hands, fed through the Pod or a Mashall, they totally rock.

Yesterday we fed the thing that someone found in a skip through a Big Muff and a Wah pedal and then through a Marshall stack and the result was just too funky. This grotty little thing that a few weeks ago was festering in the trash is now to feature on a London band's second album. The guys brought a Rhodes with suitcase and we have a Wurley and the usual synths (Triton etc.) but it was the Pianet-T that they recorded.

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