Rhodes Suitcase Piano Repair
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3rd April 2012
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Rhodes Suitcase Piano Repair

I recently purchased a 1975 Rhodes suitcase piano. It is truly an awesome instrument. It has been operating fine in my basement for the past 5 months, so I decided to chance it and take it to a gig. Big mistake. Upon set up at the gig I plugged the keyboard in, and it didn't work. The speaker unit powers up, but for some reason the noise wont transfer from the keyboard into the speaker unit. After I brought it home and plugged it back in, now it makes a buzzing sound.

I am desperate to figure out how to fix this thing. I am also not interested in the price tag of taking it to a professional. Any electric piano technicians out there that care to chime in?

I am new to the site. I may not have posted on the correct forum. Any help at all is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
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4th April 2012
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To the left of the harp is an RCA connection. Check there, those RCA things go bad over time. I finally replaced the RCA system with 1/4" on my piano.
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4th April 2012
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Thanks for the response

What do they look like, how do i test if they are bad, and how did you replace the RCA jack with a quarter inch?
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5th April 2012
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So i took apart the speaker cabinet. Turns out theres a broken RCA connection on one of the circuit boards on the base of the speaker cab. All i need to do is find somebody to make this tiny solder safely on this ancient circuit board.

Can anyone tell me what those circuit boards are for?
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Thanks for that verve.
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