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Stephen Woodyard
 
Location:
10461 Lexington St
Stanton, CA 90680
United States
Contact:
Stephen Woodyard
swoodyard@aol.com

Lifetime Positive Ratings: 100% [ Add Your Rating ]

I was employed by Fender for 18 years. I was trained by Harold Rhodes to service the Rhodes piano's. During most of the 70's I was the main factory Rhodes technician. I was also responsible for maintaining all of the factory sponsored artists piano's. During the late 1970's and till the Rhodes production end, I was one of the Rhodes design engineers.


Name:  Freddan <freddan@mbox312.swipnet.se>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Steve is the Grand Old Man of the Rhodes-world. He goes beyond rating and comparison. His direct experience and knowledge from being the top guy at the factory for many years makes him an invaluable treasure for all of us Rhodes-freaks. Always correct and precise, he actually participates in the discussion group on occasion. For this we are endlessly grateful. For every statement he makes, we can end discussions and different opinions, these facts comes from the very source!
Thanx a lot and good health!
Freddan


Name:  Ras Ric <mvreggaeband@msn.com>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  This is knowledge that I did not know exist, so more power to the man. We always love the equiptments we play but hardly think about the creators and care takers of these beautiful sounding instruments. Stay strong and thanks for sharing, it encourages others to do the same. One musical family.


Name:  Kevin Crossley <kdc@somerleyton.co.nz>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Steve was always very accessible to me during the 70's with helpful tips and service advice. Moving the hammer tips down 15 notes, i.e. doubling the hard tips at the higher end and removing the very soft lower 15 notes was the main modification I used to do on nearly every piano I worked on. Also rounding the contact corner of the pedestal to "accelarate" the action was a very effective modification too! All these years later, thanks, Steve.