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Wonderful! I would be interested to to.know and see more of the detail on how you built this and what you used to amplify it! Thanks for sharing.
Other Keyboards & Software Synths / My homemade electric pedal-clavichord
« Last post by bourniplus on Yesterday at 06:29:07 PM »
Hey guys,
I had this old organ pedalboard lying around and decided to do something with it. Don't worry, it's not from a Hammond. I also had the switch assembly and at first I thought of midifying it (I've built two midi pedalboards in the past with furring strips but they were pretty crappy, and I've now destroyed them and kept the encoder) but then I thought that turning it into a giant monophonic clavichord would be way more fun. So, I still have some work to do on it obviously, but this will give an idea of what it sounds like:
Amps, Effects & Recording Techniques / TC Electronic Vibrato Pedal
« Last post by melveyr on Yesterday at 11:00:37 AM »
Hey y'all

I love pitch vibrato, a lot. I wanted to get a Boss VB-2 but those are super expensive. I ended up getting the TC Electronic one instead and am pretty happy with it. If I could make one tweak to it I wish I could dial in a SUPER slow rate, the slowest rate is a bit too fast. However, I really like how fast it can go. When I dial in a really fast rate and a shallow depth I feel like it makes the Rhodes sound almost like a bird singing, like its chirping or something. Here is a clip of me playing with a very fast rate:

Hi EP forum, I need some advice on a Wurlitzer 200A that I have. The serial number is 107081L which I believe puts it at between 1968-72.

Some background:
I bought this from a church for pretty cheap about a year ago, knowing it hadn’t been used in a while. When I got it, the electronics worked as they should, and I recorded a few songs with it. Last November I took it to a friend who works on pianos to do some regulation to it, and I just got it back. He did a great job with the keys and the action but I’m still having issues with the electronics. I am adept at soldering and working on electronics (I build guitars and amps) so I’m trying to figure this out for myself.

When I turn the piano on, the vibrato works and the volume work but the sound is very fuzzy, almost like it’s going through a fuzz pedal. The sound is the same with the internal speakers, headphones and audio out. Most of the components on the board are original except for a few caps, so I went ahead and ordered a new preamp and deluxe board rebuild kit from Vintage Vibe that should be here this week.

Here’s where I need help:
This is my first time working on an EP of any kind. I am unsure exactly the grounding points are. I’ve attached pictures of how I have it grounded now, and I need someone to verify that it’s correct. I also need the full grounding explained to me for the piano.

So far I’ve tested points on the circuit and the caps seem to be relatively ok, the reed bar is getting +150v and the preamp is getting +15v. Is there anything else i need to be aware of before replacing the preamp and rebuilding the board? Is there something I’m missing?
The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Dating a Wurlitzer
« Last post by cinnanon on January 21, 2020, 05:31:32 PM »
I think therein lies the confusion. You should have received some narrower damper felts for the higher notes. The website states Mid Felt: Keys 1-46, Treble Felt: Keys 47-55

What did you receive (or not receive) exactly?
I wonder when they'll start cloning electro-mechanical keyboards ;)
The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Dating a Wurlitzer
« Last post by TimeAndTineAgain on January 21, 2020, 01:58:40 PM »
If you re read my comment it's about the size of the damper felts and not the amount of them.
The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Dating a Wurlitzer
« Last post by DocWurly on January 21, 2020, 09:52:04 AM »
?  A 700 should have the exact same damper felts as a 120.  Do you have something other than cut-away damper arms and a sustain brick on the top 11 notes?  This should be a separate thread.  Glad I could help.  Start a new thread and show us more of your instrument, please!
i got the 808. i love it except for it will occasionally skip playing a note in the sequence. if they fix that it's a winner
The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Wurlitzer replacement amplifiers
« Last post by retro-mike on January 20, 2020, 06:00:14 PM »
Thanks for all the kind words Alan and Doc

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