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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: 700 disassembly questions
« Last post by devoid2 on Yesterday at 09:57:32 PM »
That's good advice, and I'll keep it in mind. The amp goes in tomorrow for 3 prong upgrade and electrolytic caps replacement (and whatever the tech deems necessary.) I'm not entirely sure I'll keep this instrument, but I want to get it in pretty good shape for the next curator. The amp repair might turn the sound of this thing into something I can't part with--who knows?


The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / 112/140 Hardware Sizes
« Last post by RhodesWarrior on Yesterday at 08:48:34 AM »
Does anybody know off-hand the sizes for the fasteners for the lid on a 140?  ie: #10, #8, #6?  3/4"  or 1"?

Mine were all missing.

The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: DIY 140B Pickup Circuit
« Last post by RhodesWarrior on Yesterday at 08:42:15 AM »
So on further investigation (for anybody who runs across this), you really need some kind of pre-amp to correct the impedance.  A transformer/DI ~sort of do it, but it's noisy and not correct.  I have a couple of different op-amps in the mail to see if I can come up with a configuration that mimics the stock tone and perhaps allows me to up the gain and lower the rail voltage so I can use a standard 12 or 24V AC wall wart for power.   Should make for a fun winter project.

After replacing the filter caps on the power supply, re-routing all the AC lines, getting rid of the AC to the cheek block, redoing the mess of ground connections, and cleaning up all the grounds, the amp is acceptably quiet...  Noise is also deceiving on the 140 when you're tinkering since the lid has to be installed to properly shield the pickup.   The stock power amp seems to have lots its magic smoke in the process and now makes even less (good) noise but taking the signal at the volume pot (which on this piano is inserted directly between the pre and power amps) provides an excellent quality clean output for the time being and is easily reversible.

Amps, Effects & Recording Techniques / Re: Eq pedal
« Last post by d-rock on Yesterday at 06:44:56 AM »
Anyone have experience using a guitar EQ pedal - 100hz to 6.4k - as opposed to a bass EQ pedal - 50hz to 10k?
Preamps, Modifications & Upgrades / Re: Noise Suppressor for your Rhodes?
« Last post by d-rock on October 17, 2018, 08:17:40 PM »
Looks like my hiss was the Tech21 after all. I've been using a boost pedal to get my volume up in its place but am still looking for a good EQ pedal to bring out some highs.
The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Small keyboard to pair with Rhodes?
« Last post by EvanBingham on October 16, 2018, 09:56:07 PM »
Ended up ordering a Roland SE-02 with the mini keyboard attachment.  I figured analog would be more fun
The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Small keyboard to pair with Rhodes?
« Last post by vortmaxx on October 15, 2018, 02:12:37 PM »
I have a lot of love for my Korg R3.
The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Small keyboard to pair with Rhodes?
« Last post by bourniplus on October 15, 2018, 09:46:14 AM »
A few ideas: Microkorg, Roland JDXI, Novation mininova.
The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Just found a 140B. (new guy)
« Last post by pianotuner steveo on October 15, 2018, 07:17:22 AM »
I always assumed they stopped in ‘66 or ‘67.

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Possibly Modded Rhodes?
« Last post by pnoboy on October 14, 2018, 10:53:16 AM »
Yes, pictures--from the back of the name rail, to show the wiring of the jacks, and also at the rear left of the piano, where the cable from the name rail plugs into the harp.  Without them no one can help you.
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