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Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Maestro 612p Dead Reed
« on: May 24, 2021, 09:44:54 PM »
Hello Hive Mind,

I recently picked up a Maestro 612p that, while being in decent condition overall, has one dead reed. A4. No matter what I try and adjust, it just clangs when struck. What fundamental pitch it does have, right closer to a G4.

I’ve removed the reed and cleaned off what little corrosion there was. I’ve tried various degrees of tightness in the bolt that holds it. I’ve tried varying the bolts on either side (the Maestro has a plate that covers about 10 semi-tones in this octave and, in my experimentation I have discovered, adjoining bolt tightness can play a role in voicing the reed). The damper is not the issue, no or the hammer - as far as I can judge. The is maybe a mm of play north and south, that I’ve tried adjusting, all to no avail. It still just clangs. To my eyes, it is not making contact with either side of the pickup. 

I’ve searched around this forum and others trying to find tips on if dead reeds can be rescued, but have come up empty handed. 

Is there a way this can be fixed? Is this something that would require re-soldering/filing the pyramid? Can this reed be brought back?

Thanks for any assistance

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Wurlitzer 700 Rear Panel Replacement
« on: September 13, 2019, 12:59:49 PM »
Hello All,

New member here, excited to learn, share, and connect over these wonderful instruments. 

I recently acquired a Wurlitzer 700 without a rear panel.  I'd like to fashion one myself. 

My question is, are there specific materials I should be looking into when creating this?  Are there materials I should avoid? 

Also, would the lack of any electrostatic paint on the upper most position of the panel (just behind the action and reeds) lead to hum or any other problems?

Thanks so much!

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