resistorman wrote:I know you’ve been thinking about this a long time and there have been a lot of posts but I can’t recall if you’ve ever played any of the proposed instruments through an actual amplifier as opposed to a sim. It makes a huge difference, and I’d bet many of the recordings you like were recorded micing speaker cabinets. My favorite sound back in the day came from a Fender Super Reverb.
You are right, an amp is essential, I would do that anyway, I’ve got a small Roland Cube, but it doesn’t cut it, it just sounds small, you have to have something big with a bit of presence.
I do believe Fender to be a favourite, something valve, I think Rick Wakeman's choice was a Fender Dual Showman.
But by the time say, I’ve bought that Forte, or any of the other electronic jobs, and then got a good amp, I’m up to the cost, if not more, of a real Rhodes.
I’m looking at bass amps, they seem a better bet for Rhodes, synth, from what I’ve read.