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This just arrived on my door step ...

Post by sookwinder » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:23 pm

Freshly manufactured Vintage Vibe 64 key Electric Piano with active electronics ... in lilac sparkle finish.
haven't even plugged it in yet !

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Post by Singlebladepickup » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:27 pm

Lilac sparkle...jesu christo. Those ones in the back look just as drool worthy, though less sparkly.

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Post by Telliot » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:43 pm

Holy crap, David!! Your collection has always been drool worthy, but your electric keys section is insane! I’ll be curious to see/hear the sonic differences between your vintage Rhodes with the passive electronics and this new one. If you can post sound samples that would be awesome!

Congrats!!
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Post by sookwinder » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:56 pm

Todd, yes ... certainly will do some simple comparison.

but immediately I can hear a difference between the Rhodes, VV64 and the Wurlitzer ... which is great ...3 different sounds three different feels (think strat, tele, LP)

The Rhodes has a smooth, modulated, dreamy sound to it. Where as the VV64, which is based upon the Rhodes design concept, has a crispness to the note, I can hear the tine being hit as well as the modulation. Where as on the Rhodes the modulation of the tine is what is heard.
the action of the VV64 is awesome... not withstanding that my Rhodes has been refurbished and plays amazingly, there was always a vagueness about the action on a Rhodes ... nothing of the sort on the VV64.

Vintage Vibe say the active preamp simulates (copies) the sound of one of the preamp designs that Rhodes used. Maybe its the Peterson preamp design... what ever it is, it's damn good.

The fact that the Rhodes over its life span had 3 different preamp designs, a multitude of tine and hammer possible combinations (not to mention whether one is talking suitcase variant or stage variant with what ever amp you have plugged into) means that there are many different sounds that constitute a vintage Rhodes.

the sound I hear on the VV64 is certainly similar to one of the possible sounds that the Rhodes had over its long manufacturing lifetime, but it has a modern directness as well.
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Post by Telliot » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:35 am

Well, David, it looks like VV has quoted you on Instagram, along with your pic! :)
Here’s a #VintageVibePiano review from our friend Dave in Australia 🇦🇺
“This delightful Vintage Vibe 64 EP in Lilac sparkle arrived on my doorstep here in Australia a couple of days ago.

My first impressions of the EP leave me speechless … I am over the moon. Earlier posts have said how great these VV EPs are , but let me just reiterate how awesome the key action and the sound is on the VV64.

I already have a 1973 Rhodes, Wurli 206A/200A, Pianet N & T and this VV64 has a voice of its own that fits in perfectly and fill a gap at the same time.

What is great is that the sound with the active electronics can achieve a multitude of styles and feels … totally different to my Mk1 Rhodes or my Wurli 206A/200A

The fit and finish of the instrument is first class, the quality of the parts used, the design, the fitment is very impressive.

Little things have blown me away… like the location of the on/off switch … yes you need an on/off switch, but it doesn’t need to be staring you in the face when you play.

Again discussing the action of the keys … they make playing just so easy … to use an auto industry metaphor … while I love my 1973 Rhodes , comparing the action of the Rhodes to the VV64 is like comparing the steering of a 70s Chevrolet to a 2017 Chevy SS - chalk and cheese.

The Lilac sparkle top is perfect .. both in colour and in the finish surface.

I also like the fact that the active electronics allow a guitar to be plugged into the return and utilise the preamp FX.

In short … this VV64 is a superb instrument.
Plus communication with Chris and the VV guys was easy.”
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Re: This just arrived on my door step ...

Post by d-rock » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:28 pm

This is gorgeous :w00t: :-*

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Post by mackerelmint » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:10 pm

Holy moly. :?

It's SPARKLYYYY
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Post by Jaguar018 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:54 am

So cool! Love the color.

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Post by Zork » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:33 am

Can you do a video with all three of them? Played simultanously?

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Post by Squirrel » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:08 am

That colour is fantastic. I've got an old Philicorda combo organ which is in dire need of refinishing, and I may well have it done in the same colour now that I've seen this.

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Post by mediocreplayer » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:40 pm

I just saw this thread. This is so incredibly sexy :? :?

I still remember the thread about the yellow one in the back too. This is a fun room!

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Post by Marc » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:16 pm

They are beautiful!

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