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Offline MDolan2005

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Wurlitzer 700 Rear Panel Replacement
« on: September 13, 2019, 12:59:49 PM »
Hello All,

New member here, excited to learn, share, and connect over these wonderful instruments. 

I recently acquired a Wurlitzer 700 without a rear panel.  I'd like to fashion one myself. 

My question is, are there specific materials I should be looking into when creating this?  Are there materials I should avoid? 

Also, would the lack of any electrostatic paint on the upper most position of the panel (just behind the action and reeds) lead to hum or any other problems?

Thanks so much!
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Re: Wurlitzer 700 Rear Panel Replacement
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 08:28:14 AM »
Hi, the original panels did not have the coating on them for shielding. I believe they were made out of Masonite. I would use that or thin plywood if I were to make one. They did have oval cutouts just below the rear of the action shelf to use as handholds to help move it. I would recommend some vent holes near the amp for ventilation for the tubes. Other than that, nothing special is required.

1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
....and a few guitars...

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Re: Wurlitzer 700 Rear Panel Replacement
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 06:29:18 AM »
I might add a little speaker insulation too if I were making a replacement...just not near the amp.
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
....and a few guitars...

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Re: Wurlitzer 700 Rear Panel Replacement
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 12:09:51 PM »
Fabulous information.  Thank you!
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Kawai EP 608
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Re: Wurlitzer 700 Rear Panel Replacement
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 08:35:14 AM »
You're welcome. Please post pictures when you are done.
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
....and a few guitars...

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Re: Wurlitzer 700 Rear Panel Replacement
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2019, 09:59:40 PM »
Absolutely!  Will do. 
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