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Rhodes Mark 7 endorsement from Jeff Lorber?
The rhodespiano.com site, the official website for the Rhodes Mark 7, has a “Latest News” headline that reads:
Jeff Lorber Review of the New Rhodes Mark 7 in June Keyboard Magazine
They then print his quote from an article:
“If I could bring a Rhodes like that everywhere I go, that would be incredible.”
However, after reading the article in question, this quote has been taken out of context. Here is what Jeff Lorber /actually/ said about the Rhodes Mark 7 ( http://www.keyboardmag.com/article/inspiration-by-the/Jun-07/29062 ):
“I had the feeling that — given my experience with the prototypes —they’ve got a little ways to go to make them perfect. The feel might have been a little bit spongy, but basically, they’re great. Hopefully this will be a way we can play Rhodes pianos that aren’t as beat-up [as heavily-used rental instruments] and get new ones that are much more fun to play. If I could bring a Rhodes like that everywhere I go, that would be incredible.”
When he said he would take a “Rhodes like that everywhere [he went]”, he was referring to “new ones that are much more fun to play.” In fact, he specifically said the Rhodes Mark 7 had spongy action and had a way to go to be perfect.
Seems like the Rhodes Music Corporation (RMC) are misrepresenting what Jeff Lorber was quoted as saying in the article.
Also, RMC quotes Stevie Wonder as saying “You got it better than right, its unbelievable!” However, the “full article” they link to is only a blogger’s post about the Rhodes Mark 7 which seems to be regurgitated information, verbatim, from the RMC website. A cyclical citation? Tsk-tsk. Where is the citation showing that Mr. Wonder actually said this??
If they have such an amazing instrument, why are they resorting to taking quotes out of context, and using unacceptable citations, in order to produce favorable quotes about their piano? If it is indeed a good product, you would think there would be plenty of quotes that /clearly/ praise the piano.
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