Looking for a Rheem Keyboard

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Looking for a Rheem Keyboard

Post by jckinnick » Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:26 pm

Looking for a Rheem Keyboard, the ones made by the air conditioning company.

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Post by tonewoods » Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:34 pm

I've got a Rheem bass keyboard I'd part with...

Is that the puppy?
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Post by Roboburger » Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:04 am

I have one. I believe the e flat doesn't make a sound, I have a dream of one day repairig it, but maybe my smartest move is to get it to someone who wants it...

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Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:18 am

Off topic but does anyone know how to fix these things? I've got the Keybass and I just can't get it to stay on tune. I'll get 4 or 5 notes tuned and when I tune the 6th it knocks the others out.

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Post by nlmd311 » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:29 am

Not to jump on your topic jckinnick, but which one are you looking for, the Kee Bass, or the Mark VII? My girlfriend has been looking for a Mark VII specifically, for years, but can never find one without either a number of problems, missing parts, or big hunks of plastic missing.

Have you seen the virtual Kee Bass over at : http://www.keyboardmuseum.org/d_machines/keebass.html
?

Tons of fun!

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Post by Jeff White » Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:49 pm

I was fortunate enough to sample a Rheem Kee Bass last year. It was just serviced and tuned, and I sampled every single note in every single mode. Unfortuntely, I've still to tweek/loop all of the samples and actually use it.

One could use a program like Audio Hijack Pro and sample the Kee Bass sounds from the Virtual Kee Bass site, then import them into a sampler.

Jeff

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Post by tonewoods » Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:56 am

I finally found my Rheem for those of you who were interested in it...

It probably needs a good cleaning...

Trade for a rackmount spring reverb or what-have-you...

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Post by tonejunkee » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:05 am

wow, that thing looks dope - who woulda thought Rheem would make a keyboard! Oh Well, Norelco made the akg c12a and it's the most incredible mic

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Post by dwelle » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:35 pm

yeah, who tunes these things up? i've got one that's mostly there, but would fully dig it if it were 100%...

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Post by nlmd311 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:07 pm

dwelle wrote:yeah, who tunes these things up? i've got one that's mostly there, but would fully dig it if it were 100%...
From my understanding you can just hook it up to a tuner and tune by adjusting the pots under the hood. This is from: http://www.combo-organ.com/Rheem/index.htm

"Tuning is accomplished via trim pots, one per key, located inside the case."

There was a website with a picture of someone tuning one up but I can't find it now. I can't imagine it would be too difficult.

Hope that helps

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Post by cgarges » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:28 am

I just saw one of the Rhodes-type Rheems in a guitar shop on Hollywood Blvd. It was right down the street from Guitar Center and across form the Mesa Boogie shop. Not the one on the corner (is that Future Music?) but down a couple of stores form there. I have no idea of the model number or how much they wanted for it, but it was the electric piano/harpsichord thing.

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how to calibrate each note or key on a Raven Piano Bass

Post by Rob6KIng » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:40 pm

I picked up a Raven Piano bass this weekend for less than $150!

a few keys were obviously out of tune, but I figured out how to tune each key properly today!

As i understand it, and correct me if I'm wrong, the raven piano bass is basically the same as the Rheem Kee Bass.. as far as the guts go

here's how to calibrate each key without everything going way out of wack!

after much trial and error, i realized that in each octave, each key's trim pot effects its corresponding key and every note lower than itself. therefore you have to tune the high note of each octave first.. then go down tuning each one lower, one after the other.
Make sure you keep retesting the keys above the one you are working on to make sure they are still in tune and haven't been bumped!

Each octave is independent of each other and has it's own set of trim pots.

you can find the trim pots behind the front panel, there should be four screws, 2 on either side of the unit, just unscrew them, and carefully pop off the panel. the pots are easy to find and are labeled with each key.


here's some pics of mine!

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Post by Scodiddly » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:13 am

Those Rheem keyboards are dead sexy... a few years ago I worked on one of the combo organs, and it looked even better inside. Amazing attention to detail in manufacturing.

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Post by strdsk » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:01 am

My grandmother worked for Rheem YEARS ago.....
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Post by kslight » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:47 pm

Hrm my client/friend had one in his garage last weekend. I was planning pn pulling it out for a jam but it escaped me...supposedly in great shape, probably not selling though..gonna play it this weekend for sure.

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