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Electronic Edge
 
Location:
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
United States
Contact:
Peter Hayes
peter@elecedge.com
http://www.elecedge.com
937-767-7174

Lifetime Positive Ratings: 97% [ Add Your Rating ]

Expert repair, restoration, regulation and tuning of vintage Fender Rhodes and Hohner Clavinets. In shop or on site. Electric pianos occasionally bought and sold.


Name:  Kendall Martin Babl
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Peter did a beautiful job restoring my Rhodes and has always been easily reachable when I've had questions. He even coached me through replacing a snapped tine hours before a show. Electronic Edge isn't just a service, it's a resource.


Name:  Jay Singer
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  I'm lucky that Peter is only a relatively short distance from my home in Ohio. Finding someone to service my Rhodes, especially with competence and expertise, isn't a little thing. It makes my funky antique a great addition to my keyboard 'arsenal'. I wanted a 'stretch' tuning, voicing, and maintenance. Peter provided all three in spades!


Name:  Scott Trudeau
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  I recently purchased a 1977 Rhodes 88 Stage Piano from the original owner and decided I wanted it completely restored. After doing much research I decided Peter was the guy I was going to entrust this project to. I drove the 500 miles in person to hand deliver the Rhodes and to pick it up when Peter was done. All I can say is "Wow!!" What an absolute beautiful job! Peter took my 35 year old piano and transformed it into a work of art. Gave it a thorough cleaning after disassembly, the "key pedestal modification", set up, tuning, new tolex and hardware, etc. Fantastic! He answered all my questions and concerns with professionalism, provided friendly service and treated me great! I can't say enough what a great job he did! I highly recommend Peter @ Electronic Edge if you need vintage keyboard work done. Thank you Peter Hayes!!


Name:  Stephen Kabat
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Peter was friendly, easy to work with, professional, did great work, what more could one ask for?


Name:  Louis Romestant <romestant@adelphia.net>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  It would never occur to me to have anyone but Peter Hayes work on my instruments. He did a beautiful job on my Stage 88. I had the pleasure of visiting his shop and I was impressed with the work he's done for others. Rhodes, Wurlies, Clavinets and more -- all looking good, sounding great and smooth as butter.

He's fast, reasonably priced and friendly. He answers questions and provides good information on follow up care and maintenance. I have two more Rhodes, Stage 73s, and he'll be the only guy who touches them.

Check him out.

--Louis


Name:  Phil Ford <philford@stanford.edu>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  I bought a Rhodes stage 73 from Peter Hayes -- the "Rat Fur" custom featured on the website. It looks cool, doesn't it? And it sounds and plays as nice as it looks. The Rhodes piano is a great instrument, expressive and soulful, and it's a shame they aren't made any more. Getting a rebuilt Rhodes from Peter is the closest thing you'll get to buying a new one off the showroom floor. By the way, I had mine shipped across the country and it arrived in perfect shape -- Peter takes good care of his instruments and his customers.


Name:  Nick Rolfe <rolfetrio@hotmail.com>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Peter Hayes at Electronic Edge can work wonders with a rhodes inside and out! If you're a pro and on a deadline, every effort is made to accomodate your schedule with NO effect on quality of work. If you want a truly unique rhodes, visually and audibly, check for the cats at Electronic Edge.


Name:  Alan B. Winter <abwdds@aol.com>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Peter is the guru of the Rhodes techs...he is extremely knowledgeable of any aspect of Rhodes repair, be it voicing, regulation, or even recovering in any color of Tolex. He is extremely passionate about the instrument, and will take any time necessary to discuss what the customer wants out of his Rhodes. My Mk2 Suitcase 73 is now a mint jewel, thanks to Peter. Highly recommended !!


Name:  Michele Montecucco <mikmonte@tin.it>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  I live in Italy and I know Peter only by email!! I bought via internet a refurbished 1974 73 Stage Piano that Peter made sound and look great. During his work Peter sent me pictures showing what he was doing to the piano so I could follow the work in progress. Shipping was ok, with no problems and no "surprises".
What about the cost? I think I payed for it the right price: now I own a "brand new" Rhodes.
Great job, Peter!


Name:  Mark Ross <mark@madscientistkeys.com>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  I'm a technician in Los Angeles. A Rhodes recently arrived in my shop that had been restored by Peter. His cosmetic work was impecable. He does top knotch retolexing and hardware replacement.


Name:  Kevin S.
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  It's easy to tell that restoring classic equipment is Peter's true passion. He is an expert with Fender Rhodes who cares greatly about customer satisfaction. Not only did he fix the problems that I told him to fix, but he cleaned the Rhodes out and fixed some other minor problems at no extra cost. Peter also offered to show me how to do some of the repairs myself so I wouldn't have to spend money on fixing it again!...A true professional who cares more about the customer than anything. THANK YOU.


Name:  Jeff Peiffer
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Peter is a very straightforward and down-to-earth guy. Dealing with him was a good experience, and what he did to my Rhodes was amazing. He's really got the expertice and the experience too. I definitely recommmend anyone that can to have him work on your Rhodes.


Name:  John Menas
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Peter is the best!

I found him through my online research and I can say that all of the positive reviews were accurate. We drove 3 hours, one way, to have Peter evaluate our Stage 73. He took the time to carefully look things over and we agreed that we would bring our Rhodes back as close to original as possible.

After evaluation, he called to explain all that was needed. New grommets, a pick-up,, cosmetic pieces, a tolex touch up, intonation and action work. He also suggested reversing some very strange wiring, . What was the previous owner thinking and why did they allow a mouse to take up residence inside? Looks like we needed some new felt as well.

This was a project indeed, but I believe we have a responsibility to keep older instruments alive and we agreed to move forward.

Now that the work is done, it's great. I had no idea how much better it could be, but now I know. Peter is a gentleman, an honorable businessman and a craftsman. If your Rhodes needs work, look no further.


Name:  Roger W Etheredge, Ph.D.
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  I am a shameless music snob. I contend that the keyboards produced in the 60s & 70s are the best sounding rigs built to date. When it comes to restoring these fine instruments, Peter Hayes is without peer. The man is a surgeon! Peter has restored for me: (2) 73 key suitcases, an 88 key suitcase, a 73 key stage, a sweet '67 Piano Bass, 2 pairs of Fender Rhodes Satellites, and 3 Hohner D6 Clavinets!!! Send your ailing Fender Rhodes to Peter and receive a work of art, a Beautiful tone machine in return. Peter will insure the survival and prosperity of these precious instruments.
Roger W Etheredge, Ph.D.


Name:  Hashridz Murshim <hashridz_m@yahoo.com>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Peter Hayes's work, service and attention to detail is second to none. He recently completed a red stage MK II for me, almost similar to what's in his website but with added pre amp and some killer knobs-packed, shipped and received immaculately. Please note that I only know Peter via emails. Worldwide service? You bet! I'm all the way from MALAYSIA. Peter is a class act!


Name:  chris blasius <christopherblasius@gmail.com>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Peter did wonders for my stage 73, It has never sounded better. It took me about 3 hours to drive to his place but it was well worth it and i will do it again if need be. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my rhodes


Name:  Emilio RL
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Peter has the rare combination of kindness, knowledge and mechanical expertise, unparalleled in the world of vintage keyboard repair. Not only would I recommend him. I would recommend him over anyone else.


Name:  Jimmy Nutt <thenutthouse@mac.com>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  I took my Rhodes 88 to 2 other repair shops before hearing about Peter. I was not satisfied with the work that they did.
Peter did an amazing job getting all the notes to ring properly and tuning the keyboard.
I am VERY happy with the work the Peter did on my Rhodes.
He also went the extra mile to help me fix my pedal.
I recommend him highly.


Name:  Eric Selner <info@ericselner.com>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  I had 3 Rhodes (2 stage and 1 suitcase) in total repaired by Peter Hayes at ElecEdge. They were all in pretty bad shape to start - needing tines, grommets, electronics, and cosmetic work done. The cosmetic work looks great - as if it were brand new. The sound is also great. Both Rhodes stage pianos had slight buzzes before being repaired but are now crystal clear. I've been able to record both and have gotten great results.

Peter was easy to deal with and very responsive. I highly recommend ElecEdge.


Name:  Tim Daniels
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Peter recently refurbished my MK1 suitcase piano. The piano now looks and sounds better than new! The sound is amazingly rich, I'm so impressed. You can tell just by looking at the piano the care and attention to detail that Peter put into it. The piano now resides in my family room and is such a joy to play. Thanks so much Peter.


Name:  Bryan Russell
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  great service, I was really happy that he took time to give me all the options, cost breakdowns, and details about my instrument. I'd definitely recommend Peter Hayes to anyone needing rhodes service.


Name:  Jessica Kinzer <jessicapkinzer@aol.com>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Peter of Electronic Edge is amazing. I have a killer 1975 Rhodes bass thanks to his knowledge and expertise. When I needed to have it restored, Peter got me into the shop very quickly, and superbly finished the job in a timely manner. I would recommend his work to anyone, and am proud to have the Electronic Edge seal on my instrument! Rock n'Roll!


Name:  Rick Reger <rjr2958@comcast.net>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  After a very frustrating experience trying to buy a piano from another tech, I contacted Peter Hayes at Electronic Edge about getting a Stage Mark II. My experience was great. He was straightforward, helpful and kept me well informed. The piano I received had a minor issue that was quickly resolved with Peter's responsive help. The piano he worked on for me now looks and sounds great, and I know I can always go to him for questions and assistance.


Name:  Peter Morelli
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  I got tired of patching together vintage instruments and hoping they would cut it for professional performance. To do it right and get a Hohner D6 playing beautifully and sounding professional, this guy, Peter Hayes of Electronic Edge, will do the job and do it very well - thanks so much Peter!....(wasn't a big deal to ship the D6 to and from Electronic Edge...Peter knows clavinets inside and out...great communication and updates on the work, and great turn around - took my D6 to a whole new level)


Name:  Mike Fritz
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Peter did an excellent job restoring my '79 Mark II both inside and out. It looks awesome with the new hardware and the rebuilt amp has plenty of power. Peter has an eye for detail and it was 100% worth every penny.


Name:  Leland Sloan from &quot;I Don't Trust Robots&quot;
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  I took my 2 beloved clavinets (named Billy Jean & Ophrah,aka ""The Girls") to be refurbished. Peter restored the girls to their original beautiful sound and appearance. I use both in the studio and they sound great! My hats off to you Peter, you did and exellent job on the girls. You kept me me informed of the progress and there were no surprises. Thanks again! I Don't Trust Robots, or green monsters on roofs!


Name:  marcus schoen
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Unbelieveable! Had a near complete overhaul and it sounds amazing. I would recommend Peter to anyone in the midwest. Great guy, and he knows how to make these sing!


Name:  Marc Vivonetto
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  By far the best technician since "The Mysterious Buz Watson" to ever grace this 1972 Stage Fender Rhodes. Its a pleasure to know your instrument is not only in good hands but seasoned as well. This guy knows exactly what he is doing from restoration all the way to modification. No matter what part of the states I'm in, my keyboard will always make the trip to Yellow Springs for any future repairs or modifications...A Special Thanks again to Peter the "Mad Scientist" of Keys!


Name:  George H
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Electronic Edge transformed my 1975 Rhodes Mark I into a brand new instrument. Peter Hayes is a fantastic craftsman that pays attention to every detail. A true vintage keys master. The Rhodes looks and sounds amazing! The work done exceeded all of my expectations.


Name:  christopher bosca
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Peter is a great guy and in my opinion, there is no reason to trust anyone else with your Rhodes piano. Unfortunately, I am really not a player, but I do know what an inspiration it is to play an instrument that is perfectly set up. This is what Peter does. Trust me, you can trust him.


Name:  Mr. Washington <gtown820@yahoo.com>
Rating:  1 / 5
Comments:  I had the worst experience sending my Fender Rhodes to this guy. The notes were flat, some notes were double striking and the tones were totally off. They did a terrible job! When I brought these things to their attention they wanted to send me 400.00 in the mail for my inconvience which I did not accept. I was then forced to send my Rhodes off to another company that fixed what Electeonic Edge said could not be done. Now I'm in a court battle trying to be compensated because of lost monies. I do not recommend Electronic Edge at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name:  Thom Zeyl
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Peter did such a fantastic job with my 88 rhodes suitcase. Time was not friendly to my piano and it needed some amp work. Both the speaker cabinet and piano turned out looking clean and brand new. The amp was restored and sounds great. The piano is impeccable. The tone and the tuning is spot on. I had lots of variation in the action of the keys which are all now leveled and each note plays equal in sound.
Again I can't thank Peter enough for taking his time doing this and keeping these vintage machines going for years more. I would highly recommend to anyone.