Arpangel wrote: A real Rhodes, is a real Rhodes, it doesn’t need any romanticism, if you’re the right person, you don’t worry how much it weighs.
I agree with this 100%
I have just sold 3 x Nord boards. A Lead 4, Electro 5D (73 note) a Wave 2. As live boards, they are great. They sound wonderful and are easy to use. As boards to use at home, not so. As other posters have eluded to, there are other boards that can achieve the same for much less. I still have a Kronos 73 which will cover most bases live.
However, onto the real Rhodes debate…..
This is what I am buying with the money raised. Sure, I wouldn’t gig with one but they are becoming more and more rare to find and the prices are rocketing!! If I leave it much longer, a good one will be way out of my reach (I turned down a Jupiter 8 for £800).
Yes, my Electro 5D sounded great. The Rhodes was superb on it but it’s not the real thing. I can understand why people don’t want the real thing (cost of upkeep etc…..) but it will sit in my ‘studio’ with my Moog on top and I’m back in the 70’s playing my vintage funk!!