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The RetroFlyer - Active Preamp for Passive Rhodes

225.00
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The RetroFlyer - Active Preamp for Passive Rhodes

225.00

NOTICE - Thank you all so much for being so into the Retroflyer! We are all caught up with production. New orders now ship normally. Quick audio sample at the bottom with more to come.

Goodbye flat, dull passive Rhodes sound - hello Retroflyer!

The Retroflyer is an active preamp with volume, mid boost/cut and fully adjustable tremolo designed to fit perfectly into passive Mark I and II Fender Rhodes. We wrote a huge blog post about it if you want heaps of info but here are the bullet points:

  • High-headroom, high-detail, low-noise preamp circuit

  • High input impedance with full frequency and dynamic range

  • On board 3-position high pass filter

  • 7db Balanced Mid Boost/Cut

  • Twin VCA true stereo tremolo

  • Custom faceplate w/ custom dual concentric knobs (both made in the USA)

  • High quality, name brand components throughout

  • Extensive power filtering, power supply included

  • Complete kit installs in less than 10 minutes

  • 1 year warranty with lifetime support

  • Designed, tested and manufactured by Avion Studios in the USA.

This design represents hundreds of hours of work and we honestly couldn’t be happier. It frankly sounds fantastic. The bass is full, the mids are clear and the highs shine.

First you Retro-fit….then you Retro-fly!

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NOTICE - Thank you all so much for being so into the Retroflyer! We are all caught up with production. New orders now ship normally. Quick audio sample at the bottom with more to come.

Goodbye flat, dull passive Rhodes sound - hello Retroflyer!

The Retroflyer is an active preamp with volume, mid boost/cut and fully adjustable tremolo designed to fit perfectly into passive Mark I and II Fender Rhodes. We wrote a huge blog post about it if you want heaps of info but here are the bullet points:

  • High-headroom, high-detail, low-noise preamp circuit

  • High input impedance with full frequency and dynamic range

  • On board 3-position high pass filter

  • 7db Balanced Mid Boost/Cut

  • Twin VCA true stereo tremolo

  • Custom faceplate w/ custom dual concentric knobs (both made in the USA)

  • High quality, name brand components throughout

  • Extensive power filtering, power supply included

  • Complete kit installs in less than 10 minutes

  • 1 year warranty with lifetime support

  • Designed, tested and manufactured by Avion Studios in the USA.

This design represents hundreds of hours of work and we honestly couldn’t be happier. It frankly sounds fantastic. The bass is full, the mids are clear and the highs shine.

First you Retro-fit….then you Retro-fly!

Here’s just some rough noodling with a small/medium amount of tremolo on a 1969 (CBS style) Rhodes which is why it’s particularly bell like.