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See Keyboard Mag Rhodes articles. The Rhodes is BACK. Harold Rhodes's legacy lives on. Watch this NAMM 2007 demo of the new Rhodes piano .... awesome stuff !!! Keyboard Magazine checks out the new Rhodes pianos.

Rhodes Links

  • Cool Keys Page
  • A page simply dedicated to the memory of the Wurlitzer and Rhodes electric piano with some Real Audio and MP3 classic examples.
  • Electric Keys
  • Based in Norwich UK and are dedicated to supplying high quality Fender Rhodes reproduction piano parts across the UK and Europe.
  • Electronic Edge
  • Ohio based company offers expert repair and restoration of classic electric pianos and keyboards including Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Clavinet. They will also install the MIDI 9 retrofit into a Rhodes.
  • ep-forum
  • Forums for all electric pianos including Rhodes pianos.
  • Hammond Hire
  • UK Coventry based organ and classic keyboard restoration including Hammond and Vox organs, Clavinets, Rhodes and Wurlitzer pianos and Moog synths.
  • LearJeff
  • Provides free Rhodes piano soundfonts.
  • Lounge Lizard EP-3
  • Windows software Rhodes & Wurlitzer emulation.
  • Major Key
  • Sell Rhodes piano parts.
  • MIDI 9
  • Turn any non midi keyboard into a midi controller. Control your MIDI setup from your acoustic piano. There is a flash presentation showing a scanner strip being added to a Fender Rhodes piano. Current endorsees include Wendy Carlos, Chick Corea, and Bruce Hornsby.
  • Rhodes Chroma
  • This site provides patches as well as a lot of good information on the Rhodes Chroma polyphonic analog synthesizer. Part suppliers and relevant book & magazine reviews are also listed. This synth shares nones of the Rhodes heritage, the name was simply used by Fender who produced it as they owned the rights to use "Rhodes" at the time. Also read the Sound-On-Sounds Chroma retro review.
  • Rhodes Info Site
  • A Rhodes resource site with links, history etc, and has now merged with the Rhodes Help Desk
  • Rhodes Rehab
  • A website documenting caring for and restoring a Fender Rhodes piano.
  • Robert L's Analog Synths
  • Provides good info on the Fender Rhodes piano. Also make sure to read the Mark I vs. Mark II Controversy.
  • Simon's Hall Of Electric Pianos
  • Simon presents descriptions and picture of a range of electric pianos including the Fender Rhodes.
  • Speakeasy Vintage Music
  • Provide parts and some upgrades for Fender Rhodes, Hammond, Wurlitzer and Clavinet keyboards. See this article from Vintage Keys Magazine.
  • The Rhodes Mailing Lists
  • Yahoo groups for Fender Rhodes enthusiasts.
  • The RhodesMan
  • David Ell, the RhodesMan repairs, restores and customizes Fender Rhodes electric pianos for recording and performing. He is based in Kennewick, WA, USA.
  • The Rhodes Midification
  • An archive of Steven Kruyswijk's past site where he describes how he used a Roland A30 keyboard to add MIDI capability to a Fender Rhodes piano. Some pics are archived but some aren't.
  • Wikipedia - Rhodes
  • Good background of the Fender Rhodes piano and its production history.


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