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New speakers arrived. Installed, and all working well.

The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: wurli 200A crackle
« on: April 03, 2019, 04:58:54 PM »
Hey Groover,

To me (and anyone please feel free to correct me), this sounds like some dust or general dirt somewhere between the reeds and the pick ups. Similar to when a reed contacts the pickup and you get a crackle/buzz/weird noise. I think a similar thing can happen with dust.

Personally I'd just try and clean out any dust etc from the reeds. Vacuum? Soft Brush? Make sure there's no crap around any of the reeds or surrounding metal section. Have it unplugged from the mains when doing this of course.

Happened to me and that's what I did. Sorted it.

Good luck.

Little update :

2 new speakers ordered from Electric Keys UK.

Hi Everyone, just drawing your attention to my 'for sale' advert.

The Wurlitzer 200A is going to have to go I'm afraid, just in the process of replacing a blown speaker - but thought I'd advertise now in case anyone wants a discount (and do the speaker yourself). Let me know ASAP if interested pls.

Just been serviced, tuned, regulated.

For Sale / **SOLD** Wurlitzer 200a for Sale. Essex UK £1900
« on: April 02, 2019, 12:19:12 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Just replaced the speakers in this with new ones from VntageVibe/ElectricKeysUK. All working now. Please let me know if interested. Based in Chelmsford, Essex UK.

Video here :

Also for sale on Shpock/ Gumtree, as described below :

Wurlitzer 200a. Great cosmetic condition - just been tuned, regulated and serviced. Very low noise, hum-free. Outputs working as they should. Original pedal, legs, music rest, and 2 new speakers (from VintageVibe).

This is a 40 year old vintage instrument, so expect a few age related imperfections. Even so, this is a fully working, solid, serviced, instrument ready to play.

Please feel free to try it out first if you are interested. Any questions give me a shout :)


Thankyou for your advice, everyone.

The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / delete please
« on: March 13, 2019, 03:21:03 PM »

delete please

Hi, thanks for the reply - I'll keep that in mind.

For now, I found a workaround that removes the potential issue. I just got a switched IEC cable extension. This way I can just switch the power off easily from the cable, rather than the volume pot.

This way I know there is no power going to the unit at all once switched off.

Hi everyone,
I’m new to the forum, and also a new Wurly 200a owner.

I’m expecting to be playing the piano most days, but do I need to unplug it from the mains each night? Or, is it safe to leave it connected to the mains but switched off (via the switch on the volume pot).

Extra info:
The piano is in good cosmetic condition, and also has PAT testing (UK electrical safety) stickers on the mains cable and on the piano itself. The noise floor is low and everything sounds quite nice.

I opened the piano up, and looked at the reeds as one note is low in volume. I tried repositioning that reed (no change) also blew in that area to blow out any dust.

I had a few crackles and pops after that, which stopped after about 30 seconds and haven’t happened since.

My main question is ‘is it safe to leave it plugged in’. Any advice appreciated. Many thanks in advance.

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