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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Is that original ?
« on: February 26, 2018, 02:46:55 PM »
Got the same stickers, same place on mine!

Yeah 88! I already seen the 3 strings model, but never played one!
I think it's another model, a Music Store recently give one out in Montreal (3 string model) but I missed it!

I'm pretty interested in, because my Yamaha CP60M only have 2 strings per note!

I already had the same model, 1 string per note!
Sounds weird, kind of electric harp on the mid-high, and weird bass for the lowest octaves. Pretty easy to tune, you got a good deal for it, i paid 100$ for mine in 2009.

I already had a Baldwin real electric piano, don't remember the model tho.
There are with 1 strings per note, and some other with 3 strings per note (Better than Yamaha CP60), but i haven't tried the 3 strings model

The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« on: March 07, 2017, 03:00:36 PM »
Great work!! I'm planning to 3D print knobs too, which material do you use?
Expecially for the fit with the pot pin?


Hi everybody,

I've just scored a nice mini combo organ and the only information i found on the internet is that page :

The organ itself is really minimalist in its design, no sound tabs, fixed vibrato... and the lower keys (Bass note on standard combo organ) just repeat the  upper octave. I think its stock design, because in the link I posted, the guy describe the same particularity.

I'm not familiar with Divider organ, but i just want to know how difficult could be to extend octaves down instead of repeating the higher octave? Unfortunatly, I don't have any schematics of this thing and it's not listed on ''Combo Organ Heaven''.

Here's some pictures :

Thanks a lot,


Hi everybody,

I would like to share with you my last musical project, EP Boulevard.

I'm a big fan of Electric Piano and I actually own 4 differents models. Each track feature 1 or more differents EP.

-Rhodes Suitcase 88 1977 (w/ Peterson)
-Wurlitzer 200a 1979
-Yamaha CP60M
-Columbia Elepian
-Hohner Clavinet D6*

You can listen to the project right here :

Here's the tracklisting with the instruments used:

-Rhodes (snare, perc)
-Elepian (Bass, kick)
-Yamaha CP60M (Plucked Strings)
-Wurlitzer 200a
-Yamaha CS50

-Yamaha CP60M

-Yamaha CP60M (Plucked strings)
-Yamaha CS50

04-Ernst Strngs
-Clavinet D6
-Roland RS101

-Wurlitzer 200a

06-Electronic Reeding
-Wurlitzer 200a
-Yamaha CP60M
-Vox Continental

-Columbia Elepian (!!!!!)

08-Dismantled Floop Ext.

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: 3363 dilemma
« on: January 31, 2017, 02:57:43 PM »
Honestly, I think the effort is worthless. I already own one, and keep it for less than 1 week (Im use to analog cheezy piano like Roland EP-10/30, Yamaha CP-10...), I know that the sound is simple and unrealist, but the Rhodes 3363 had the worst of the worst sound and feeling ever! I keep the legs/brace and sold it.

I'll try to do a demo with my Rhodes to show the sound


The design is hidden, and even in the original packaging, no information!
Maybe try to carefully remove the black paint.


Yeah, i spoted this in Quebec 2-3 months ago (I'm in montreal, it was in my favorite on the Kijiji apps) and now i can't find it! I was hesitating of buying, but it seemed very in good shape, almost like mine! But it wasn't categorized with any ''piano electrique'' or ''Elepian'', it was actually ''piano pour débutant''
For the weight, it's a little more than a 88 Rhodes, and fit in an ''hatchback'' car.

If you end up buying it, let me know, i could help you adjusting to obtain a good sound. Mine sounded like crap when i bought it, but with little tweak, you can have a real nice sound!

The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Fifty bucks Wurlitzer 200a revival
« on: April 21, 2016, 10:36:07 AM »
On the mechanical side, the Wurly comes with ''homemade'' reeds (pretty bad, not the same thickness). I also find 5 nice NOS wurlitzer reeds (in original bags) to replace the broken ones. So i tuned it, also learn how to make the good shape with the lead. And now, it sound so well, extremely low noise, great for recording!

Here how it sound (Thru analog stereo Chorus, EQ and little analog delay)

The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Fifty bucks Wurlitzer 200a revival
« on: April 21, 2016, 10:27:27 AM »
So I give the electrical aspect to a friend of mine who is really good with vintage stuffs, collector of good old components. He recap 90% of the capacitor/resistance on the amp board and the preamp. He put better spec components than the original design, and he really studied the thing (it was his first, and already made a clone of the preamp/vibrato section). He also remade the wiring more logically, put distance between power and audio wiring.

The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Fifty bucks Wurlitzer 200a revival
« on: April 21, 2016, 10:15:58 AM »

I just wan't to share with you this Wurlitzer 200a revival, and i'm so happy with it!

I got this piano for 50$, non working condition (very dangerous i must say), missing 6 reeds. I was my first time working on the mecanical part of a Wurlitzer 200 (a), but I had already own a nice blond 200 ten years ago.

All fuses was blown, the one on the ''electrical terminal'' near the knobs was removed, shorted with kind of lead wire...and actually there was only half of the current going to the pickup bars/amp (weird wiring)

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Tine noise
« on: April 14, 2016, 11:01:29 AM »
Dampers sticking the pickups? Or maybe too bend so they come too close to the pickup?

I don't see this mod as reversible.
You'll have to cut the pickup reed bar a along the piano to allow ''longer'' reeds.
And i think there's no longer reeds than the actual lowest (except on the Columbia Elepian)

Thanks to Cinnamon for sending me is 3D model of the Hum Shield, i was able to do a 1:1 unfold print, get a 1/16" sheet metal for free.
next step is to cut it, then bend it. I will also sandblast and maybe zinc or chrome plate or spray some kind of anti corrosion paint.

For now, i'm at 0$ spent ;P

Wow thanks!

I just send you a PM before seeing your reply! ;P

The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Wurlitzer 200A Serie Hum Shield dimensions
« on: February 03, 2016, 11:02:07 AM »

I'm restoring my 50$ wurlitzer 200A, not so bad shape. But it miss the Upper hum shield..

I'm wondering if there's someone with generosity that could give me the overall dimensions and thickness of the Hum shield on the Wurlitzer 200A, i'm trying to do it DIY.



Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Re: Columbia Elepian Restoration
« on: February 01, 2016, 07:41:59 AM »
Thanks for the replies!
I also love the sound, really happy with the setting!
(Simple to do btw, 2 screws for adjusting)

I've already done a multisampled soundbank for Ableton live, but I'll have to redo it, i didn't capture the high note dynamic well. But I already did 2 Wurlitzer (200A and 112), 4 Rhodes, 3 Clavinet, 2 Pianet.. with very good results!

Btw, there's a nice Elepian at 300$ in Québec City (Canada) right now

Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Re: Columbia Elepian Restoration
« on: January 29, 2016, 11:03:21 AM »
Video of the Elepian, little improvisation using the MPC2500.

I started a thread about my elepian, with pictures, sounds demo.. tips for adjusting not long time ago, it didn't get much enthusiasm! ;)

My friend is in process of recaping/rewiring my Wurlitzer 200A (paid 50 bucks) and he needs an information about the power transformer, here's the question:

I would need some info on the power transformer of an original Wurlitzer 200a, late version.
It has 4 primary wires (white, black, white-black and red-black.
The piano was found in Canada (120v) but the primaries of the transformer seems wired in series. Which according to the slim info i found on the net, should be for 240v.
The primary should be in paralel for 120v. It has a 3 prong grounded iec power connector (us).
Also, Vintage vibes replacement transformer is wired in series for 240v and paralell for 120v. 
On the tag strip,  the white-black wire from the transfo goes to neutral, the red-black and white wire from the transfo are connected togheter on the tag strip and the black wire from the transfo is connected to the fuse post on/off switch.

I measured the resistance of the coil and i get 60 ohm from the white-black wire   to the black wire. I get 30 ohm between either and the two wires connected togheter, which tells me, it is a center tap and the primary is wired in serie.
Also, the neon lamp was connected from the black wire to the "center tap" to get 120v at the neon in a 240v circuit?
Can anybody confirm if they have a piano wired this way for 120v or is it wired for 240v?


Since I have a suitcase with Peterson Preamp, i don't find it very usefull for me on my Rhodes, but it give a good boost on the sound of my passive Elepian.

Also, the design is hided, everything colored in black, plastic plate on the other side.

This weed-end, i've been lucky to find out a still sealed, brand new ''The Rhodie'' preanmp for sale in Montreal. I bought it and paid 50$ for it.
Since i'm planing to use it, I unpack it very carefully.
Here are picture of the packaging and of the unit unpacked.

Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Re: Electrokey 612DP
« on: December 04, 2015, 07:13:17 AM »
Same internal mecanism than the Columbia Elepian, except for the pickups!
I listen to your audio demo, you can really improve the sound! When i receive mine, the tone was similar to yours, I ajusted the pickup closer to the tine, and i get that ''wulryish'' sound, that I found more interesting!

Listen here:

When you set the pickups like that, you get a really nice dynamic and your able to bark it a lot!

Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Re: Columbia Elepian Restoration
« on: December 02, 2015, 12:15:21 PM »
Here's a audio demo of this Elepian,
As i said, I ajusted it to have more ''bark'' (Reeds closest to the pickups) So the sound is very ''dirty''. But i love that sound, so wurlyish. Preamp bypassed, so passive like a Rhodes stage.

Thru a Ibanez UE-405 (Stereo Chorus, Analog slapback delay and compression)

I'm not a really good keyboard player, this demo is for demonstrating the expression of the instrument.


Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Re: Columbia Elepian Restoration
« on: November 30, 2015, 02:18:04 PM »
I'll post a video demo soon,
The sound is very interesting! For now i adjusted it in a ''dirty'' way (Pickup as close as possible to the reeds) to be able to have a certain ''drive'' when playing hard.
Really close to a Wurly, but a bit different!

Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Re: Columbia Elepian Restoration
« on: November 27, 2015, 09:02:26 AM »
Here's the hammer system

And yesterday I was able to take a passive signal out of the ''pickups harp'' to bypass the awfull preamp. So my goal is to be able to switch from passive to active.

The output signal is a little bit less than a Rhodes, but not too much. And i get just a little ground noise. I've also been able to set the middle/high register to sound almost like a Wurly, more test to come!

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