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Rhodes MK V 88 Prototype #2998370 07/12/19 08:48 PM
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Chris Carroll of Vintage Vibe has a story on the Keyboard Mag site discussing the early Rhodes MK V 88 Note Prototype ( idk news to me), including some neat history on the MK V

Rhodes MK V 88 Prototype


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Re: Rhodes MK V 88 Prototype [Re: Math&Music] #2998382 07/12/19 10:14 PM
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Thanks for sharing. Missed this.


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Re: Rhodes MK V 88 Prototype [Re: ElmerJFudd] #2998404 07/13/19 03:17 AM
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you didn't miss it, it was posted only a few hours ago. Excellent read.


A reason why I collect old keyboards is that I feel partly responsible for doing it, responsible for preserving history and being a custodian for these things
Plus, old gear has a story. I like that.
Re: Rhodes MK V 88 Prototype [Re: Math&Music] #2998436 07/13/19 02:08 PM
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I was fortunate to buy a Rhodes Mark I Suitcase Rhodes back in the late Seventies when they were still available. To be perfectly honest, I didn't know about the forthcoming Mark II piano. Later, when one arrived at my local music dealer's shop, the owner's son (who was the resident technician) was NOT a happy camper. wacko

I can't compare to the Mark V to my Mark I, being there was only a Prototype of the Mark V. My question is, how can it be the "Best Rhodes ever made". Did famous Rhodes players go to the Rhodes factory to play it?



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There was only just a prototype of the 88 key model. Evidently there were plenty of 76 key models produced.

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Originally Posted by JeffKeys
Evidently there were plenty of 76 key models produced.


73 ! (Seventy Three)

:-)

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Originally Posted by MikeT156

I can't compare to the Mark V to my Mark I, being there was only a Prototype of the Mark V. My question is, how can it be the "Best Rhodes ever made". Did famous Rhodes players go to the Rhodes factory to play it? Mike T.


They refer to the Rhodes MK V 73 model which was available at that time.
Only the 88 keys model is the one and only prototype.

The only 3 for the public unavailable and more advanced "prototypes" of the MK V 73 model were those offering MIDI,- and Chick Corea ownes one of these,- not to forget to mention his MK V was/is heavily modified anyway.

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OK, that makes sense. I never saw any Mark V Rhodes pianos anywhere. After I bought my Mk 1, made some mods, put a flat top on it, I was and still am very happy with my Rhodes.


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Re: Rhodes MK V 88 Prototype [Re: Math&Music] #2998523 07/14/19 02:20 PM
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I recently rediscovered a Mark V patch in my Kronos and have been getting a lot of mileage out of it lately. Dig the tone, and it seems to cut through the mix a little more than some of the other ones.


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Re: Rhodes MK V 88 Prototype [Re: Moonglow] #2998547 07/14/19 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Moonglow
I recently rediscovered a Mark V patch in my Kronos and have been getting a lot of mileage out of it lately. Dig the tone, and it seems to cut through the mix a little more than some of the other ones.

Interesting ... I like and often use the Nord MK V sample for the same reasons. It has a nice bark too


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