—Felt Happy Today
Bob owned and played this classic 1971 Fender Rhodes suitcase piano for a very long time, you could say it was like an old friend. Knowing what a gem he had he decided it was time to restore it beyond its original condition and add some very cool upgrades.
In addition to what we normally do with our full restorations (see extensive list below) we installed our custom stereo reverb and outfitted the piano with MIDI. The stereo reverb has a very wide range of dwell that creates a depth and atmosphere to any piece you play, from a hint of room to expansive large concert hall reverb. Installing MIDI into the piano allows the Rhodes to be a controller for MIDI enabled devices; opening up the sonic possibilities to an endless level.
MIDI Demo Video by Secret Weapon Fred
A 1971 Classic EP Gallery
What we did:
• Harp frame refurbished
• New Reproduction Lid + logos
About the Reverb
The reverb is comprised of drive and recovery circuits for both the left and right channels, a 3-spring, medium decay pan for each channel, depth control and bypass switching and supporting circuitry.
Ain't No Sunshine Demo by Hans Kocher
MIDI + Live Looping Demo by Alex Hoteck
Hey Vintage Vibe guys, thanks so much for making my 71 Fender Rhodes 73 suitcase piano awesome! I set it up on the porch today and gave it a debut. iPhone audio doesn't do it justice, it sounds and plays amazing! - Bob