Synth Site: Rhodes (Roland): MK-80: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 5.0 out of 5
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Gary Santee a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I bought mine new in 1989 as well. It has been a big part of me every since. It has been set up will my rig in a living room every since. I love it for all the same reasons mentioned above. I am looking for a good MIDI module to link to it for strings and back ground sounds. My favorite setting is BLEND 7. I use it with everything I play. I had it patched into a friends DX-7 years ago. I am looking for that same effect. I still want to buy a road case for it, but since it is so big looks like that is going to be big bucks. I would have loved to have been there when Christopher took his apart. That would have been scary!!! I think it is still worth around $1200.00

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jun-04-2009 at 13:40
Paul A. Le Petit a professional user from Australia writes:
Well what can I say!! Some instruments have absolutly no value anymore. I bought my rhodes MK-80 at an auction, the highest bidder (and I kid you not) was $170.00 aus. It was passed in because the reserve was $200.00. So deal done and yes what a great sound, I use it in my sudio, althought my i2 Korg does have other usable midi features, my rhodes has the piao sounds and a lot better feel on the keys.Cheers Paul L.

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Mar-26-2008 at 20:19
clyde seltzer a part-time user from USA writes:
Bought new...love the sound. Am going to donate now to a Great Jazz Cause called: risingjazzstars.com (check out the site) ...in beverly hills ca. Have other boards now. Any clue to it's value at perfect condition?

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Apr-26-2007 at 13:31
Dan Freihofer a part-time user from US writes:
I love my MK80 - purchased new in 1989 - but now have one sticky key... can someone advise on method of key removal, re-lubrication (white lithium grease?), and re-assembly? Thanks!

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-02-2006 at 07:08
Christopher a professional user from Australia writes:
Found mine in s/h shop $1300 Aus plus Manual. Felt good to play, bought it. Everything worked, but eventually it started to show age by random missing notes and some became slow speaking. One night I took the entire keyboard apart,(carefully) cleaned all the contacts with metho and earbuds, vacuumed out confetti, hair clips and dry candle wax (wedding band?), reassembled and played it. It felt brand new (I kid U not.) It now has such a beautiful feel that I have hardly had to re-perform anything I midi record because its weight and feel captures my intent first time, as if gravity is acting on it (like a real piano). Pianists understand what I mean. Anyhow, Herbie Hancock used it as his main mother for years even after it became unfashionable, so it has pride of place in my studio. I use it to drive my Kurzweil Ensemble module and the sliders on the Rhodes' front access the K's internal midi seemlessly. Grab 1 if you can.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-12-2006 at 22:54
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