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Offline KenRig1979

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Uneven sustain
« on: February 19, 2020, 01:34:19 PM »
Hi all - I seem to be having sustain problems on my Wurlitzer 200... the pedal appears to be working, but only on the middle and upper keys, not the lower ones. I've tried tightening/loosening the damper connection rod with a nut driver to minimal success. Any suggestions?

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Re: Uneven sustain
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2020, 09:05:17 PM »
Have you tried regulating one or two dampers with the screw on the top (in back) to see if this helps?
You need to turn these screws (clockwise) very carefully so you do not break the stickers. Hold the stickers with pliers so you do not snap them.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2020, 09:08:14 PM by pianotuner steveo »
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
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Re: Uneven sustain
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2020, 09:09:19 PM »
Also make sure the left damper assembly is connected properly- do this before turning screws...
« Last Edit: February 20, 2020, 07:20:30 PM by pianotuner steveo »
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...

Offline WurlieNewbie

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Re: Uneven sustain
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2020, 05:07:06 PM »
Hey KenRig... I just had the same problem with my 200... New pedal but not all the dampers were lifting... Here's what I did to fix it:

1) Per the Wurlitzer manual, I did tighten the nut as it was sitting too low

2) There must've been rust on the connection rod screw so the pedal wasn't screwing all the way in properly... It would screw in a little and then just stop... I assumed the pedal had hit the nut but in reality, it hadn't which would explain why not all the dampers were lifting...The pedal simply didn't have enough screw to pull down... So I managed to lube the screw and slowly thread the pedal again all the way up to the nut, and then it finally worked... All the dampers raised...

Hope this helps... Regulating the damper screws on top of the stickers didn't work for me so I knew it was a pedal issue.