Among the most ardent of electric piano enthusiasts, the name Buz Watson has become synonymous with the golden age of Fender Rhodes production. For a brief period—just over six months, ranging from roughly November through June of the following year—that name appeared sporadically, stamped in red ink, on top of Rhodes harp brackets. While these dates were already considered to yield highly desirable instruments thanks to unrelated but palpable production features, the occasional presence of this stamp has advanced the theory that Buz Watson was an innovator whose work was distinguished enough to stand out from what was otherwise anonymous factory labor. Within the resurgent vintage keyboard market, instruments bearing his name are now often referred to as “Buz Watson models,” implying that they contain a special ingredient of sorts that somehow separates them from all other Rhodes pianos. Whether or not this trend can be traced to any tangible qualities within the pianos themselves, however, has proven difficult to ascertain. While it has long been established that the stamp represents a simple mark of quality control, beyond that, very little is known about just who Buz Watson was and what sort of work it was that he was doing. Ironically, the absence of factual knowledge has only contributed to the increasing lore that surrounds this relatively small number of pianos, and Buz Watson—while not quite at Tadeo Gomez levels of renown—is now among the small handful of Fender employees whose names have transcended their job descriptions. The popular narrative concerning Buz Watson’s employment at Fender is that, following Harold Rhodes’ refusal to incorporate Watson’s design enhancements into the tine-based piano that bore his name, the disgruntled employee up and left, taking his stamp with him and putting an abrupt end to what, nearly a half-century later, would become the most sought-after electric pianos that were ever produced. Buz, it was said, retreated to his apartment, where, free from management overreach, he would implement his Rhodes modifications for a small private client base. While the romantic image of the idealistic craftsman eschewing corporate business constraints in order to see a vision through may have contributed to the intrigue of the man and his work, the true story of Buz Watson is quite different.
The Shires (duo)
Photo: Ulrike Muehlbachler. Ernst Zacharias invented the Clavinet and has spent a lifetime perfecting electro-mechanical instruments. We talk to him about his life and explore his classic designs. The Hohner Clavinet is one of the most sought-after vintage keyboards, its unmistakeable sound a presence on countless classic recordings from the late s onwards.
The Order of St John of Jerusalem occupied Rhodes from to and set about transforming the city into a stronghold. It subsequently came under Turkish and Italian rule. In the Lower Town, Gothic architecture coexists with mosques, public baths and other buildings dating from the Ottoman period. In deze periode transformeerden ze de stad in een bolwerk door de bouw van fortificaties. De stad kwam vervolgens onder Turks en Italiaans bewind.
Met het Paleis van de Grote Meesters, het Grote Ziekenhuis en de Straat van de Ridders is de bovenstad een van de mooiste stedelijke ensembles van de gotische periode. Source: unesco. The medieval city is located within a 4 km-long wall. It is divided with the high town to the north and the lower town south-southwest. Originally separated from the lower town by a fortified wall, the high town was entirely built by the Knights. The inns of the tongues of Italy, France, Spain and Provence lined the principal east-west axis, the famous Street of the Knights, on both sides, one of the finest testimonies to Gothic urbanism.
The original hospice was replaced in the 15th century by the Great Hospital, built between and , on the south side of the Street of the Knights. The lower town is almost as dense with monuments as the high town. Catherine, and others.
James Rhodes: Out of the concert hall and back into the asylum
Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield has been cast as classical pianist James Rhodes, in a new biographical film on his life. The film, Instrumental , will follow the life and career of classical pianist James Rhodes as told in his memoir, Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music. James Marsh, known for The Theory of Everything , will direct the film. James Rhodes is a British classical pianist and writer. He became the first classical pianist to be signed to Warner Bros.
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What to Look for When Buying a Fender Rhodes Electronic Piano
It is a Mark I stage piano, which was produced from This piano is serial number , and has a compass of 6ix octaves, Rhodes action, with hammers facing the keyboard, metal bars with resonator bars and coils to turn vibrations into electrical charges, rubber pads on plastic shank hammers, 2 hand stops: tone regulator and volume regulator, wood frame, an imitation leather-covered wood case, and a folding metal base.
Patent , dated February 28, by Harold B. Rhodes for an electrical musical instrument in the nature of a piano.
James Rhodes British Pianist 45 years old Single. The British Pianist was born in England on March 6, Classically-trained British pianist best known from programs like James Rhodes: Piano Man and his performances at prestigious venues like the Royal Albert Hall. James is 45 years old. According to CelebsCouples , James Rhodes had at least 1 relationship previously.
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The Shires are a British country duo composed of singer-songwriters Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes. Earle sings vocals, plays piano and guitar, and Rhodes.
In the end Rachel opts against the nose job and tells Finn to next time watch out for the schnoz showing their relationship is still friendly. When Rachel asks if he wants to write it with her Finn says she should write it alone because shes the real trendsetter in there. Most of the team think its a mistake while Artie Tina and Mike volunteer to attend and offer their congratulations.
She tells Mr. Finn is pleasantly surprised by Rachels new look when he first sees it. Now that the ban has been lifted he explains why he refused to be silencedI think I see relief flick across his features as it dawns on him again that his case has been won. Rachel then smiles shyly and then they see Quinn walk out of Sams motel room and hug Sam. They also sang Last Christmas together. During the performance of Everytime Rachel paints over Finns name as Kurt watches.
Pianets in this group have bass notes that growl and purr coupled with a bright percussive treble. The urethane decomposed with age making the pads unusable. The key is extended at the rear so that a pad can be mounted over a tuned spring steel reed.
Rhodes Mark I Stage Piano (Seventy Three)
How old is my Rhodes? This is one of the more frequently asked questions of our workshop when pianos are brought in for restoration or repair. If you lift up the vinyl lid of your Rhodes you will find that there is a four digit stamp red, blue, or black depending on the year that will tell you what week of what year your Rhodes is from. Side note : there are some typos from that will read as We have seen this a small handful of times and it seems that there was a week or two in where they were accidentally stamping them as I have a Rhodes Stage piano Mark 1.
How old is your Rhodes? Learn the numbering system that will help you date of birth for your Fender Rhodes piano by year and even by week.
By Joe Shute. When James Rhodes plays the piano, his head lolls forward from his thin shoulders and his eyes strain to focus on nicotine-stained fingers that trip and whirl across the keys. His hair is fashionably tousled. His cardigan sleeves hang loose over stick-thin arms. Like the great Russian, this is no ordinary classical musician. Previous sobriquets include abuse victim, schizophrenic and suicidal manic-depressive.
Now, five years after he was sectioned and spent nine months on suicide watch in various secure mental institutions, Rhodes has decided to retrace his footsteps for a television documentary. The Channel 4 programme, to be shown later this month, shows Rhodes returning to a psychiatric unit for the first time since his release to explore the therapeutic effects of classical music.
He wheels his piano into a psychiatric hospital, home to around patients.
Ernst Zacharias & The Hohner Clavinet
He had to develop miniature pianos for bed use, that he made from old scrapped airplanes. These were called the “Pre-Piano”. In , Rhodes entered a joint year with Leo Roland to manufacture instruments. Fender disliked the higher tones of the roland, and decided to manufacture a keyboard bass using the sound notes, known as the “Piano Bass”. The history introduced the design that would become common to subsequent Rhodes pianos, with the same tolex body as Fender amplifiers and a fiberglass top.
Mark II Fender Rhodes pianos, about which I have read? Can anyone point me to some examples of the difference between the two anywhere on the internet?
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