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  1. Retailers are starting to ship Classic Keys this...

    Retailers are starting to ship Classic Keys this week! Strong pre-orders have left the book in short supply. (The pre-release orders from retailers greatly exceeded the book's initial print run.) If...
  2. Chamberlin? Yes! The Mellotron chapter includes...

    Chamberlin? Yes! The Mellotron chapter includes predecessors (the Chamberlin) competitors (such as the Orchestron, Birotron and Optigan) and successors (such as the inexpensive "string machine"...
  3. Well, I'm one of those old school rockers! (And...

    Well, I'm one of those old school rockers! (And proud of how much tech work I've been able to handle to keep my vintage instruments singing.)

    Alan
  4. Coming soon: The ultimate vintage keyboards book

    Well, maybe the subject line was a bit immodest. But if you're into vintage keyboards (Hammonds, Rhodes, Wurlis, Clavinets, Minimoogs, combo organs, Pianets, and many more), check out this preview of...
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    Will do. It should be available in fall 2019. (If...

    Will do. It should be available in fall 2019. (If anyone wants to be notified when it publishes, send me a PM with your email address.)

    I don't think any of the digital Rhodes emulations fully...
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    Oh, don't get me started! I could talk all day...

    Oh, don't get me started! I could talk all day about vintage keys. (Actually, I can write about them all day, too. A co-author and I will be publishing a book next year that's a tribute to the...
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    Yes, I have a 1974 Stage with Neoprene tips that...

    Yes, I have a 1974 Stage with Neoprene tips that sounds great through my Twin. The Rhodes pianos varied considerably by year in tone, action and craftsmanship. '74 was an excellent year. You can...
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    I am hardly a brilliant electronics person. But I...

    I am hardly a brilliant electronics person. But I take pride in being smart enough to know what I DON'T know. I try to overcome that by listening well, and working carefully and cautiously. (Come to...
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    Thanks everyone! The job is done, and the slower...

    Thanks everyone! The job is done, and the slower tremolo on my Twin Reverb sounds fabulous with my Fender Rhodes piano. (But you can still turn up the speed so it's fast enough to sound like a blur....
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    While I am experienced with replacing components...

    While I am experienced with replacing components in relatively low voltage solid state keyboard instruments, I have not worked on tube devices with high voltages before. On these caps in the tremolo...
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    Thank you both for the info. I see 1KV ceramics...

    Thank you both for the info. I see 1KV ceramics readily available, so I'll go with those.

    Alan
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    Slowing down the Tremolo on a Twin Reverb

    I know this is an old thread, but this seems to be the solution to the too-fast tremolo on my '77 Twin Reverb. These are ceramic disk caps, right? And what voltage rating would I need to buy?
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