@ 05 May 2015, Comments Off
“Rheem Kee Bass analog synthesizer Almost Mint 1967 ser# 2502-256
For your consideration is this very nice all original example of a 1967-68 ?? Rheem Kee Bass analog synthesizer, serial number 2502-256. A great sounding monophonic piano bass synth featuring 25 keys, Tone, Fuzz, Mode (sustain), and Decay rocker switches, plus a variable Bass Booster transporter-style lever. Back panel has Fine Tuning and Level Adjust trim POTs with an old T.V. style power cable. all original, great looking and sounding vintage analog piano bass synth in perfect working condition.
Synth is used and does have some small cracks in the finish of the face cover (see pics) but overall this thing is Excellent!
keys are all level the case as been closed for decades and it’s super clean ” Link
@ 21 April 2015, Comments Off
“Rheem Key Bass analog bass machine
Another rare machine from the end of the florida estate sale
Old and rare and in pretty good shape
Key contacts have been cleaned and the unit was tuned” Link
@ 21 October 2014, Comments Off
As-is. No returns.
No sound board/circuit board inside.
She sits as I found her. Such a shame. Wanted it to be working, too much work to revive.” Link
@ 27 May 2014, Comments Off
“This is a fantastic vintage Effects organ by Rheem . It is called a Kee Bass unit with its original cord and carry case . It is in great condition. I tested the unit with a amplifier and it works just find! All the toggle switches and functions worked as they should and it looks fantastic . There are 4 toggle switches that say ; Tone mellow bright , Fuzz off on , Mode sustain percuss , and Decay slow fast . It also has a light that lights up when turned on and a ON/OFF toggle switch . It also has a great slide switch that says Bass booster on it .. On the back there is a plug like for a guitar cord , Fine tune adjustment and level adjustment as well as the great metal plate with the Rheem information on it . It is 2 watts 60 cycles ” Link
@ 01 April 2014, Comments Off
“This listing is for a mid-late 60s Rheem Kee Bass keyboard. These are relatively uncommon little bass synths/combo organs. There is corrosion on the outside hardware, a couple cracks in the red plastic faceplate and some normal surface wear. The tolex is in good shape. This has just been serviced, which included replacing the electrolytic capacitors, cleaning the key contacts and pots, tuning, adjusting key action, and resoldering some iffy connections. The power switch has been hard-wired to the “ON” setting. Failed power switches are a fairly common problem with Rheem keyboards, and this was no exception unfortunately. Instead of replacing the switch with something that didn’t match I decided to keep it in and bypass the switch so the keyboard is on as long as it’s plugged in.
Everything works and sounds great. The key contacts were doused in contact cleaner but as any collector of vintage keyboards knows, if you don’t play it for a while some keys can get a little finicky. The issue will clear up once those keys are played for a bit. Includes lid and power cable. ” Link
@ 05 November 2013, Comments Off
” Full working condition all switches and lever. Includes Cover & Power cord. Excellent Sound.” Link
@ 22 October 2013, Comments Off
“Full working condition all switches and lever. Includes Cover & Power cord. Excellent Sound.” Link
@ 08 October 2013, Comments Off
It works great but it’s out of tune, it’s been worked on, somebody modded it (see pic)
That pot changes the tone (i guess for tuning it?) i have the power cord
Perfect for a project or replacement
Priced to move. AS-IS WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET” Link
@ 01 October 2013, Comments Off
” 1960s RHEEM KEE BASS VINTAGE ANALOG SYNTHESIZER KEY BASS ORGAN KEYBOARD SYNTH
Cosmetic: 7 as pictured.
Mechanical Problem: None
Auction Includes: 1 rheem kee bass w/case.” Link
@ 24 September 2013, Comments Off
” Cosmetic: 7 as pictured.
Mechanical Problem: None
Auction Includes: 1 rheem kee bass w/case.
it is in used Conditions, and in working Order
from a 1 to 10 Rating I would Give this item a 7 .” Link
@ 18 June 2013, Comments Off
“For sale is this vintage 1960s Rheem Kee Bass combo organ. This particular example is in excellent condition, has been recently serviced, and is in perfect working order. It has been used less than 5 minutes since being studio-ready serviced, and is in comparably excellent cosmetic shape. Complete with the original vinyl case lid and 2-prong power cable, this is an awesome studio novelty that actually provides a cool sonic flavor. Please take a look at the photos included to assess the physical condition.” Link
@ 26 March 2013, Comments Off
“Rheem Kee Bass in excellent condition.
Works well but a couple of low keys get sticky sometimes. Contacts probably just need a spray.
Super meaty bass. Excellent sample fodder and very rare. One of its claims to fame was being used it Devo’s famous ‘Whip It’ video clip. Though no one has confirmed it was used to record in the song.” Link
@ 10 July 2012, Comments Off
“ca 1967 Rheem Kee Bass super cool analog bass synthesizer keyboard !! == in Excellent overall condition, working properly, fuzz is awesome == couple of typical cracks in faceplate, one small nick in tolex on back, one hinge missing – that’s it !! ==” Link
@ 26 June 2012, Comments Off
“Up for auction is this beautiful vintage Rheem Kee Bass from the 60′s. Made in Japan. The Synthesizer has been fully tested and is in great working condition. All keys, buttons, bass booster, on/off, output, light, level adjust, fine tuning, latches and handle work as they should. Cosmetically, it is very good condition. There are a few cracks in satin flame wrap and the case has a normal amount of wear for its age. This unit has a modified switch that creates even darker synth tones and big monophonic bass sounds.” Link
@ 19 June 2012, Comments Off
“Vintage Rheem Keeybass
Unit powers on and produces sound.
Starting about the G key up, keys produce sound. Bottom E key is low and does not sit right.
The tones it makes are intermitant and out of tune. The only rocker that seems to function is the fuzz on off.
The bass boost slider also seems to work as it should.
Theere are a couple small cracks in the upper red plate that dont show up in the pics.
There is no lid.
Unit sold as non functional, no returns.” Link
@ 20 March 2012, Comments Off
“PLEASE LET IT LIVE AGAIN!!
“Rare Analog RHEEM KEE BASS”
IT NEEDS A LITTLE REPAIR, BUT I’M SURE A GOOD TECHNICIAN CAN MAKE IT LIVE AGAIN!!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
@ 28 February 2012, Comments Off
“I’m selling my Rheem “Kee Bass” Monophonic Analog Synthesizer. This keyboard sounds great and has that thick analog low-end that digital synths can’t quite match. It is fully functional and all keys, switches and controls work fine. It comes with the original cover and power cord — and as an added bonus, this is the same type of synth that appeared in Devo’s video for “Whip It!” (although I don’t think it was the synth used on the recording of the track)!
The Kee Bass has switches for Bright/Mellow, Fuzz, Sustain/Percussion, and Slow/Fast Decay. It also has a super cool, star-trek-transporter-beam-style lever that boost the volume and the low end. Depending on which combination of switches you choose, this synth can get a mellow upright bass tone or a snarly sustain-y sound. The tone isn’t quite as funky as a mini-moog but it’s got it’s own quirky charm…maybe more Flaming Lips, Napoleon Dynamite, or Magnetic Fields than Bootsy Collins and P-Funk!
The synth is fully functional. All the switches work cleanly and the analog output is loud and crackle-free. The black tolex case and cover are in good condition and untorn. All the keys work, although they can be a little glitchy sometimes depending on which combination of switches you choose (i.e., sometimes you have to press a key firmly to get the note to sound). I think this is more of a function of the analog design and also a due to the way that the synth handles the monophonic note triggering. That said, I’m sure the synth would benefit from a quick cleaning of the key contacts to make it even more responsive.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
@ 08 February 2012, Comments Off
“Crazy Dave’s is proud to auction this Used
Rheem Key Bass 25 key Bass synth
Some wear. Hinges need replacement, Replaced Power Cable
Awesome Old School Bass tones!!
sn:1306-114″ Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
@ 31 January 2012, Comments Off
“For your consideration is this extremely nice 1960’s era Rheem Key Bass (number faded badge still intact). Fantastic all original example in perfect working condition with original AC cable. All keys work except for the highest note far right is silent. When first trying this lovely board several of the notes were intermittent from lack of use (dirty contacts) as we played it they all came back except the highest note. In other words maybe the silent key will come back as well. Flip switches all buttons and functions work perfectly. Great sub bass sound the fuzz is wonderful. These are notorious for being out of tune this one seems close. All badges and cosmetics are fantastic; original cover is missing half of a hinge otherwise clean and nice, closes and locks. Original AC cable in pouch is included. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
@ 24 January 2012, Comments Off
“Vintage 1960′s RHEEM “Kee bass” portable analog synth….sold for repair.
Lowest price you will see for a Rheem Kee Bass. No Reserve Price. WYSWYG – What You See Is What You Get.
If you have NO intention to pay, GO AWAY! Sellers such as myself depend on the extra income from eBay to survive (!) – now, on with the auction. Please be considerate.
VG/EX+ shape. Unit powers up and plays. Half the keys don’t work. Sold for repair. Whatever it finishes at, it will sell for. Bid or bookmark now. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
@ 03 January 2012, Comments Off
“Here is a vintage Rheem Kee Bass. Sounds and looks excellent! I would say Near MINT! Includes case cover and power chord.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
@ 06 December 2011, Comments Off
“Condition: Very Good – Has odd tuning problems, like the middle C forms a octave to the high B, etc., and notes sometimes self-modulate when pressed. Otherwise, all notes play and rocker switches work. Cosmetically in Very Good condition.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
@ 08 November 2011, Comments Off
“I am selling my wife’s vintage Rheem Kee Bass. This keyboard was made in the 70′s by the same company that makes heat and air supplies. This keyboard was made to sound like a string bass and was used by some of the rock bands in the 70′s instead of guitar bass. This unit sounds great and my wife used it for several months on the road as we played music in the south on tour this past winter. She has now purchased a split keyboard so she can play bass and regular keyboard on the same unit. This unit looks great and is a cool 25 key bass. Notice the color of the keys is reversed from a regular keyboard. All of the buttons and parts work good. It hooks directly into your bass amp with a regular 1/4″ instrument cable. It has the complete original case to carry and protect it. Power cord is included.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
@ 11 October 2011, Comments Off
“This is a monophonic, 25-key bass keyboard synthesizer with a 1/4″, unbalanced output. The case, keys, and power cables are all original to the instrument. There’s no structural damage to the instrument or it’s case.
There are a few cosmetic cracks in the plastic, which are pictured. All the keys, controls and connections function normally. This instrument has tone, fuzz, mode and decay switches (pictured) that lend a fair amount of variety to the tone. It can also be routed through effects pedals or processors.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
@ 17 May 2011, Comments Off
“Vintage 1960′s Rheem Kee Bass. Made in Japan.
This synthesizer has been fully tested and is in great working condition.
All keys, buttons, bass booster, on/off, output, light, level adjust, fine tuning, latches and handle work as they should.
Cosmetically, it is very good condition. There are a few cracks in satin flame wrap and the case has a normal amount of wear for its age.
This unit has a modified switch that creates even darker synth tones and huge monophonic bass sounds.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.