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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Rusty Wurlitzer Reeds
« on: November 22, 2018, 08:25:24 AM »
@Bristol, Do your reeds become frosted (black) when evaporust is applied? I tested it with my broken reeds and they got that coloration. They seem to lose some protection.


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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Rusty Wurlitzer Reeds
« on: October 26, 2018, 02:55:54 PM »
Guys, thanks for all the advice.
I am testing anti-rust products that I found in my city but they are all deteriorating the material.

I'm trying to import evaporust but I can not.  :-\

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Rusty Wurlitzer Reeds
« on: October 21, 2018, 07:59:18 PM »
Results of a local market product.
It appears that the product has removed a protective layer of steel.
Glad I tested it on a broken reed.

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Some DIY reflections
« on: August 11, 2018, 01:56:42 PM »
Another 2 questions: As I remove, check, position and tighten these reeds down, I notice that one or two are now flatter than before the removal. Do you recommend a technique for repositioning the reed to bring the pitch back up again? Physically, what do you use to slide them slightly in the right direction?

It's a good idea to get very clear on how positioning a reed forward and back affects the pitch.  The effect can be quite different on a bassmost reed and a treblemost reed, too. You can visually perceive the difference in position:  When the reed is towards you, there is a lot more of the flat edge sticking out beyond the screw.  When it is towards you, with screw fully tightened, that's the highest pitch you can get out of that reed without filing.

If my hands aren't doing the job, I use a flat-head screwdriver applied to that front edge to push a semi-tightened reed away (making it lower in pitch), and needlenose pliers on the "tongue" to pull it towards me.  Before filing a reed, I get clear on how much range of scale I have in sliding--I also make sure that I can't just _fix_ the pitch by sliding.  It's easy-ish to push the reed to one of the ends of its range--it's a lot harder to trial-and-error the reed into any of the in-between range, since a 32nd of an inch can make a major difference.... and that nudge is beyond our natural fine-motor skill.  Sometimes you nudge a reed less than an amount you can SEE and it can make a difference.

It helps that I've done this enough, with the same fine file, that I can tell how much a given stroke of a file will adjust a pitch.  Again, a file stroke on a treble reed will have a much more dramatic effect than the same stroke on a bass reed.  And the shape of the reed tip will affect the effect of a given file stroke.

One dull sounding note has not improved like the others. It has a slight curve vertically. Is that part of the problem?


The 6 most treble reeds are especially prone to bending up, because they are very thin and the hammers wallop them over time.  This will affect their sustain and pitch.  You may need to replace them, but sometimes, yes, you can gently bend them back into place.  I wouldn't do this unless you have some backup blanks on hand. (Vintage Vibe makes good ones.)

If anyone is doing this and can make a record (film) and post here in the forum would be very good!

Thanks!

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Repair Wurlitzer Speaker
« on: July 29, 2018, 09:11:24 PM »
As long as the shipping price for the speakers do not drop, I'm content with the sound of Wurly in those home theater speakers.  :-\

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Repair Wurlitzer Speaker
« on: July 25, 2018, 07:21:56 PM »
 :-\


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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Repair Wurlitzer Speaker
« on: July 25, 2018, 02:47:45 PM »
About repairing I meant: swapping the cone (Do you know any stores that sell the cone?). 
My speakers are ok, however with very loud and bass sounds the coil scrapes making a strange noise (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQjEcVE6gCc&t=0s&list=LLMHYqlBwxseqGEw3Eg945Dg&index=20).

I am planning to buy new speakers on vintage vibes, however,
shipping costs 2x the value of the product and I will still pay 100% tax.  :-\

Thank you!


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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Repair Wurlitzer Speaker
« on: July 23, 2018, 10:20:14 PM »
Hello,
my pair of speakers is making noise with the loudest and bass sounds. I tested the speakers in an external sound and the problem remained, that is, the problem is with them.

Has anyone repaired the wurlitzer speakers yet?

Thank you!

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hello @rdicus, I have the same problem with my wurly.
The vibrato potentiometer is working as a volume.
Could you send a photo of your pot terminals?  I think my connections aren't correct.

Thank you!

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Higher Octaves Have No Sustain
« on: July 21, 2018, 08:13:45 AM »
My last 8 notes are low sound and no sustain.

I do not know if the reeds are in trouble or are of poor quality (I brought them from an old stock on ebay) or if the setting is wrong. I have already tried to realign the pickup and readjust the hammer, but with no result.

Could someone send a photo of the last reed bar, so I can compare it to mine?

Thank you.

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Foot-switch cable replace
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:03:55 AM »
Ok, thank you, Tim.
The problem now is that the cable does not hold securely in the socket because it is thinner.
I'll find a way to catch him better.

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Foot-switch cable replace
« on: July 08, 2018, 01:49:38 PM »
Thank you very much Tim!

Does the simple/common solder we use to make the reed pyramid work (is it strong enough)?


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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Foot-switch cable replace
« on: July 07, 2018, 06:45:00 PM »
I need to replace the cable of my wurly's pedal which came blown (with no house).
I'm trying to replace it with a bicycle brake cable. The problem I encountered was to fix some fastener on the end of the cable that is on the piano side.

Has anyone ever used this solution with a bike brake cable?
If so, how did you fix the cable on the piano side?

It's okay on the pedal side as there is space and I can fix it with a cable stop.

Thank you!


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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Wurlitzer leg paint color
« on: July 07, 2018, 06:25:02 PM »
Thank you pianotuner steveo and Tim Hodges.

My piano came in black, rusty and poorly painted legs. I rubbed a small piece and saw that it returns to a silver color however stained with black parts. I'm thinking of using some product to reshape my legs.


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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Wurlitzer leg paint color
« on: July 04, 2018, 02:42:32 PM »
I recently bought a Wurly (200a) that came with legs painted black. When I sanded them I saw that the original material was chrome, but it had rust marks.

Question 1: Is there any original version of the 200a wurlitzer with black finish?
Question 2: Is there any paint or chemical treatment to return the chrome? I think my Wurly's legs are still the originals.

Thanks!

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Rusty Wurlitzer Reeds
« on: July 04, 2018, 02:36:09 PM »
The sound and sustain of most reeds are good.
My question is that the corrosion could increase and my reeds end up breaking (as I bought the piano with 28 reeds broken, but I'm not sure if it was just because of the corrosion).

Thank you!

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Rusty Wurlitzer Reeds
« on: June 30, 2018, 09:27:19 AM »
I'll look for the evaporust.
But, If it’s not easy to get in the U.K. imagine in Brazil  :( .

Here are some photos of the rusty reeds after a WD-40 clean (and my tooth-gapped Wurly).

Unfortunately, WD-40 does not solve the rust problem.


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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Rusty Wurlitzer Reeds
« on: June 29, 2018, 09:13:49 PM »
Hello,
I just bought a Wurly and it came with several broken reeds (28  :o) and the rest rusty.
I read here the tip of using WD40 and I have already done it, however, the rust remains.
Why not use steel wool or fine sandpaper?
I think I'll only be able to remove the rust with sandpaper or steel wool  :(.

I've already bought blank reeds kits on vintage vibes...


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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:15:52 PM »
Updates:

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« on: June 13, 2018, 10:45:09 PM »
I just need to confirm the measurements to print it  ;D


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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:14:40 PM »
Here is the 3D model of the stackers, with the measurements I found of a Wurlitzer 200a in sketchup.
However, I think these measures are not correct. If you can pass the top cover model with the exact measurements, I can adjust it. The idea is to print them on a 3D printer.

If someone wants the template in skp, request via message.
I'm trying to convert to Cura.

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« on: June 11, 2018, 09:44:07 AM »
Is there a 3D model for a stacker?
Would be nice to print it and stack up a keyboard on top of Wurly!!

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Wurlitzer replacement amplifiers
« on: June 11, 2018, 09:14:52 AM »
At some point I'll get round to doing a comparison between the Warneck / Vintage Vibe's & Borish Electronics. Would be interesting to see the differences and see what people think.

 
Would be wonderful

I ended up buying the borish for being cheaper (already comes with tremolo). In addition, the VV was without the amp in stock.

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Wurlitzer replacement amplifiers
« on: June 07, 2018, 10:42:43 AM »
Another one:  Borishelectronics Amp  - http://www.borishelectronics.com/wurlitzer-electric-piano-200-series-retrofit-kit/

I need to replace my amp that is damaged (200a) and I do not know which model to choose. Could anybody help me?
I would love to find an audio comparing each of the amps. Has anyone found it yet?

Currently, only models Borishelectronics and Warneck are available.

Thank you!

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« on: June 07, 2018, 09:24:40 AM »
Are these models for download yet?? Thank you!

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