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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: “Tink” sound when hitting key
« on: December 02, 2019, 01:51:14 PM »
Well i didn't get to uploading a sound file, but i found out what the issue must have been. The lump of solder must have been loose...a few days ago it almost completely fell off. I will try reattaching it by heating up the reed with the soldering iron and then carefully placing the lump on the end. Hope it works!

The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: “Tink” sound when hitting key
« on: November 10, 2019, 10:30:37 PM »
The sound is not being amplified- you can hear it very well when the amp is off and still a little bit when it’s on. I’ll post an audio file...

The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: “Tink” sound when hitting key
« on: November 08, 2019, 01:17:31 AM »
The pickup itself? I don’t think so- but I’ll check again. It doesn’t make the sound of the reed hitting the pickup when it’s not aligned correctly, if that’s what you mean- when it’s powered up the note rings, but you can also hear the “tink” and a little bit of rattle. The hammer tip does look quite worn down- the groove in it is very pronounced and blackened somewhat.

The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: “Tink” sound when hitting key
« on: November 06, 2019, 09:51:46 AM »
Hi thank you all for your input. It is the F below middle c. Strangely enough the note itself sounds pretty good- maybe just a little bit lower in volume than it should be.

The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / “Tink” sound when hitting key
« on: November 04, 2019, 06:03:48 PM »
Hello, I did a search to see if I could find an answer to this and couldn’t find anything so forgive me if I missed something. There’s a “tink” sort of rattly sound when I hit one of the keys on my 200a. The felt looks pretty grooved and worn down- i imagine that the felt has worn down to the point where the wood of the hammer tip is hitting the reed- does this sound correct? Should I get another tip and replace it, or is there another way to fix it, such as adding felt?


Thanks for your does sound like the Retrolinear is held in high esteem. That may be the way to go...

I am thinking about replacing the amp in my 200a, and am wondering about the differences in sound between the warneck and vintage vibe models. They both seem like quality, well made products, from what I gather, and I’m not so interested in starting up an argument about which one is seems that’s been discussed a bunch already in places on this forum. I am curious about the differences in how they sound, though...I’ve listened to what samples I can find, but it really is tough to tell from recordings sometimes, and then there’s always variations in the way they were miked and processed etc. Any thoughts from folks who have experience with these amps?


Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Re: Wurlitzer 200a problem
« on: December 04, 2015, 11:01:26 PM »
Hey, just wanted to say thanks for all your help. I successfully jumped the one fuse on which the pad had come off the board and located the culprit bad solder joint, which I kind of fixed. That one looks to be pulling off the board as well, so it will need to be jumpered at some point i think.

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Re: Wurlitzer 200a problem
« on: November 24, 2015, 08:12:08 PM »
Thanks for the replies, the amount that ripped off is just the circular portion right where the hole in the board is. I'll try connecting it with solder...if that doesn't seem to work, what gauge wire should I use to jump it? And thanks, I will go around and check every solder joint.

What exactly do you mean by "hard short"? Do you mean a situation in which the reed is in constant contact with the pickup? I know that's not the case, cause it was fine for a minute until I started playing hard...

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Re: Wurlitzer 200a problem
« on: November 24, 2015, 02:05:10 PM »
Thanks, that's a really good idea. As I was replacing the first fuse, one bit of solder fell off and took what looks like part of the copper trace with it. The solder seemed to have trouble sticking to what remained. Have you encountered that?

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Re: Wurlitzer 200a problem
« on: November 23, 2015, 08:06:54 PM »
Yeah, I certainly didn't do that...perhaps the last person to tune it didn't tighten it down enough. I just bought it recently. So the reed shortng shouldn't cause any damage to anything? I wonder what caused the fuse to blow in the first place...are there some spots to check first? Kind of irritating to have an unknown problem that could happen at any time...

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Wurlitzer 200a problem
« on: November 23, 2015, 05:43:21 PM »
Hey I am new to wurly's and the forum, so I apologize if this an obvious fix or was covered in another post somewhere. I was playing and all of sudden the sound got very distorted. I read up That this might be a fuse, which indeed it was. I changed the fuse and it worked for a minute, until as I was playing in the same area on the keyboard I heard a noise like the sound of the reed hitting the pickup, and the sound cut out completely. Any thoughts? Is it possible that the reed shorting out to the pickup could cause some other component to fail? I accidentally blew the line fuse while messing around, so I'll have to replace that before I can tell if by some chance it is working again. The earlier fuse I replaced was the one on the PC board- I replaced it with one of resettable kind.

Any help is much appreciated!

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