Rhodes Restorations: Mal's Stereo 88

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This piano like a lot of other Rhodes has had a hard life.

Mal wanted to have it completely restored then it will stay in his studio. .

The Rhodes came to us and was evaluated and a report given to Mal

The work done:

  • Top piano section stripped to case. Base section stripped to case
  • All components divided into individual sections.
  • Keyframe. Keys, Harp.Preamp. Amps. Power supply. Speakers. Metal work
  • Screws nuts caps corners etc.
  • Tolex removed, case sanded refilled prepared, New speaker baffle made
  • Retolexed new metal work fitted, New speaker grill, Mk1 style, Customer's choice
  • Keyframe restored set and levelled, keys polished profiled. New bush's felts. Pins polished and set-up
  • Keys fitted levelled. Replaced 16 pickups. Preamp repopulated and Vib adjusted to a slower speed, Amps restored to original spec and power supply soak tested. New cables speaker loom jacks phono mains etc. Refit. Tuned dynamic balance action adjusted.
  • Soak test.

The Customer is very happy.

  • close up of amps
  • detail shot of tolex and catch
  • detail of keys levelled restored case and all things bright
  • even closer
  • It takes time but in the end it's worth the effort
  • Just to let you know who did all the work
  • metal work as original
  • mk1 grill on a mk2 the customer's choice
  • neat bushing
  • restored to original
  • RHODES STEREO88 MK2
  • RHODES STEREO 88 MK2
  • STEREO 88 JUST AS IT SHOULD BE
  • Stereo 88 rhodes complete restoration
  • stereo 88
  • the work is in the detail