an old friend had his rhodes "dynomyzed" back in the early 80s.  i think it cost him like $1500.  we laid his and mind side by side and took them both apart to try to figure out what the hell those guys did to make his sound like that  - we never figured it out.  rumor has it, he later sold that one for $50.  i tried chasing it down several months ago.  it apparently went through 3 owners and is now back with him.  i don't have the balls to ask him if he wants to sell it - heh heh

after playing this latest incarnation solo, i have found that it is not as "mint" as i thought.  i'm starting to think a nice s90 or rd700 would still be a better option.  although the guy who owns this one was playing a motif (rack) that night.  we a-b'd the rhodes sounds with the real rhodes and there was no comparison.  kinda like comparing a vk to a real hammond - aint nuthin lik the real thing baby
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