Rhodes Mark II Stage 73
Rhodes Mark II Stage 73

Mark II Stage 73, Piano Eléctrico from Rhodes.

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ericthegreat 25/11/2011

Rhodes Mark II Stage 73 : la opinión de ericthegreat (content in English)

"high quality"

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The Rhodes Mark II 73 is a very high quality electric piano that is very portable you can take it anywhere with you. Its got a built in vibrato and volume control like most all other Rhodes do.

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.