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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Some DIY reflections
« Last post by DocWurly (formerly Paleophone) on January 14, 2019, 08:38:15 PM »
The pickups in the middle range (21 to 42) are especially bendy.  Bass pickups...not bendy at all.
The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Rhodes Stage MKI Hiss
« Last post by guizmo on January 14, 2019, 02:55:31 PM »
Hi guys !

I've got a problem with my 2 Rhodes. The 2 are 73 stage MKI, the first is a 77/78 model, the other a 71/72.
I'm a bit lost because I don't know if it really comes from the Rhodes or my gear.
When I plug a Rhodes it can be good or bad. After some minutes a bad hiss appears.
There's a sample on attachement. The first part is the good sound and the second was recorded few minutes later with the same equipment when the hiss came.
It was recorded from the rail output to an UA 6176 and in a RME UFX.
The hiss appears on my amps too, but much less noticeable than in the UA 6176 (here, the UA 6176 setting has high gain and treble boost).

VV does make their own treble hammer tips.  If they are out of stock, I'm sure they will make more soon.  (err....I sure hope so!!)

And as for the NOS bass and midrange, I think they probably bought up the lot from Morelocks.  Hey, I just bought up a bunch of them.  They were unused.

Agreed with Steve-O, that any hammer _assemblies_ they are selling on their site are used, taken from a donor Wurli.
The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Wurlitzer Wheels
« Last post by Jtrunzo7743 on January 12, 2019, 05:48:26 PM »
Any body have an extra set of Wurli wheel legs IE the 215v or similar for sale?

Or maybe a genius way of attaching wheels?
The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Replace Hammer Tips Wurlitzer 200
« Last post by pianotuner steveo on January 12, 2019, 01:37:41 PM »
Sean, The whole hammer assembly is different from the hammer tips. Yes I saw those.
These are all used parts. I think I bought the last of the NOS hammer assemblies many years ago, and if I remember correctly, the hammer heads (tips) were not included.

JtheM, I did not find those, but I see that you did. Note that they don't have any treble hammers. I am 90% sure that these are used, but I'm sure they are in great condition, or else they would not sell them.

To the O.P.,
I would suggest this: If you have to buy other parts from them, buy a handful of the mid section hammers. (Due to their minimum shipping cost, it would be better to combine with other parts)
Heat the base of the old tips with a soldering iron to loosen them. Reglue some of these carefully,making sure alignment is correct top to bottom and side to side. See if that changes the tone. I would leave a few old ones in place next to some new ones to see if they sound different.

In other words, don't spend a ton of money on these tips until you are sure that they will make a difference. Unless you have seriously defective bass hammers, I don't think it would be cost effective to change those. ( IE, motheaten, broken, etc)
The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Replace Hammer Tips Wurlitzer 200
« Last post by pianotuner steveo on January 11, 2019, 04:54:31 PM »
I just looked at their website. I saw NO Wurlitzer hammer tips listed anywhere, new or used.
The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Replace Hammer Tips Wurlitzer 200
« Last post by pianotuner steveo on January 11, 2019, 04:49:01 PM »
No, they are used. Where would they get NOS from?
I agree with Steve-o.  If it IS broke, Vintage Vibe hammer tips are good.  They make their own treble tips.  The others, I think, are New Old Stock.
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