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Hello,

please excuse my bad english explanation. My E7 plays fine when applying the force to the keys from the top.
But if I play e.g. "wider chords" / apply a bit of force to the sides of the keys, the action becomes sticky/slow.
I tried changing a single key brushing with a new one from vintag-vibe: same problem.

It feels like the brushing acts like a "break" to the side of the key. Should I just replace all the brushings?
Is this the "normal" behavior of the clavinet keyboard?

Thank you
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Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Re: Helpinstill or Roadmaster
« Last post by steveskates on April 20, 2019, 07:18:35 AM »
Thanks- I’m sure that’s right.
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Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Re: Helpinstill or Roadmaster
« Last post by OZDOC on April 19, 2019, 07:28:03 PM »
My guess would be that this is only a branding change.
Helpinstill started by selling pick-up systems to install in the buyer's own piano and then moved on to modify acoustic pianos that they bought from a supplier themselves.
At some point they coined and started advertising the Roadmaster product name - easier to say that Helpinstill.
You could possibly track down the start point of this in ads placed in Contemporary Keyboard.
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.......Unless they are fried.
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Other Keyboards & Software Synths / Helpinstill or Roadmaster
« Last post by steveskates on April 19, 2019, 11:00:24 AM »
Hello, I just recently bought a Helpinstill.  This is kind of my second one.  I have been using a different one that belongs to a good friend.  I just noticed that his says Helpinstill right above the keys, but the one I just bought says roadmaster in that same spot...  anyone know the difference?  Was it based on when they were made?  They both have 64 keys...
Thanks!
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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / NEW NEW NEW!!!
« Last post by sunnhead on April 18, 2019, 05:57:21 PM »
Hello fellow wurli fans. I am new to this group and am a 200A owner. The story goes back a couple of years. I am a collector of vintage keys and amplifiers. I always look for stuff. I have been wanting a 200 for a while, but like most of us dont wanna pay the crazy money some are selling for. Well One day it happened. There was a Facebook Ad in the musicians page listing a Wurlitzer piano free.... So after contacting the guy he said well not free, but $200. He said it didn't work.  Well for $200 i was going to see it. So I did. It turns out his late brother played the hell out of it for years and when he passed his son was selling stuff. The unit had no power cord, 3 legs, and no sustain. But I bought it, replaced the cable and it worked! I have used it and love it! Recently though I have had some distortion coming from the power amp section. I have it in the shop for repair. I need to do some fine tuning of some reeds, they are a little off and are weak. I have 3 rusty legs, I am still searching for one leg in the same condition. As far as re-pop Sustain I am still unsure who sells the best ones. So that's my story if anyone has leads on 1 rusty leg hit me up!

-S
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Preamps, Modifications & Upgrades / Retroflyer Preamp
« Last post by Bbudapest on April 18, 2019, 05:05:35 AM »
Hi everybody,

I just got myself a Fender Rhodes 73 from 1972. I already disassembled the whole piano to clean it and to exchange parts. In the end I'm planning on installing a preamp.

I stumbled upon the Retroflyer by avionstudios.com. I searched this forum and found no entries with retroflyer. This brings me to my first question:
Has anybody had any experiences with this preamp?

My second question: According to the video one has to install a name plate saying "Retroflyer by avionstudios". I know this would ruin the look of my piano so I'm wondering if there's any way to use it wothout the new plate. On my piano, there's no name plate at all, so I would like to keep it that way. My last question: Has anybody recommendations for a preamp other than Tine Bomb or Retroflyer?

Thank you very much,
Jochen
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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: "Flower head" screws replacement
« Last post by Christian Clarke on April 17, 2019, 04:53:06 PM »
No offense taken, it's just the nature of the beast when importing goods.
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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: "Flower head" screws replacement
« Last post by pianotuner steveo on April 17, 2019, 04:29:46 PM »
No offense, but that is an awful lot of money for 8 screws, washers and nuts.  I personally would use hardware store screws.
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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: "Flower head" screws replacement
« Last post by Christian Clarke on April 17, 2019, 04:54:19 AM »
Hi Abraham,

I've got the Vintage Vibe sets in stock here:

https://www.electrickeys.co.uk/collections/wurlitzer-hardware/products/wurlitzer-200a-speaker-flower-head-screw-set

If you're in Europe, the shipping would be pretty cheap.

Cheers
Christian
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