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Parts. Are they available?
« on: September 27, 2021, 09:19:40 AM »
Hi folks,
i'm starting a rebuild on this old piano that has been sitting around in my basement for 30 years or so. It's not too bad.. Needs some regulation, has a broken reed, bad key covers etc. no big deal but,  upon further inspection a couple of the hammers are a goner, as in the worn down to the core. Are there any action parts available, or am I going to have to wing it. Thanks!
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Re: Parts. Are they available?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2021, 12:18:57 PM »
You need to heat the hammer tips at the base with a soldering iron to loosen the glue.  Heat, wiggle, heat, wiggle.

New tips can be glued in with titebond
 
Do not attempt to cover the worn hammers with felt or leather, just replace them through VV.

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: Parts. Are they available?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2021, 12:35:05 PM »
You need to heat the hammer tips at the base with a soldering iron to loosen the glue.  Heat, wiggle, heat, wiggle.

New tips can be glued in with titebond
 
Do not attempt to cover the worn hammers with felt or leather, just replace them through VV.

Thanks thought so. I grew up in a family who rebuilt concert grands here in Milwaukee so I know my way around. I was a tech/tuner for 15 years before I went back to school to be an engineer, and still have all my tools. The action in this piano is super simple, should be a snap to regulate it. Been away from it for a long time so I don't know where to get supplies anymore. I have a lot of stuff, but I guess I threw out all my punchings and such. Can you even get that stuff anymore? One more thing, what do you do for key covers, mine are shot. Thanks for the help!
Keyboards are my middle name...
Wurlitzer 145 Piano
Hammond RT-3 Organ
Hammond A-100 Organ
Hammond M-3 Organ
EML Electrocomp 101 synth
Minimoog S/N 1338 synth
Memorymoog synth
Memorymoog+ synth
VOX Continental (Italian) Organ
VOX Continental (American) Organ
1995 Fender Stratocaster (American)
Glock G44 Firearm.

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Re: Parts. Are they available?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2021, 06:34:57 PM »
You probably dealt with Schaff Piano Supply every day as a working technician. If you still have standing with Schaff as a professional technician, they can supply all the standard punchings, rail pins, damper felt, bushing felt, key tops etc that are found in Wurlitzers, also tools you may need like capstan wrenches and the famous ‘Schaff 4102 Let-Off  Screwdriver’. 

If you no longer have ‘professional status' with Schaff:  Affleck and Vanda King are distributors for the entire Schaff catalog, and can make everything available at good prices. 

http://www.affleckpianotuning.com/
https://www.vandaking.com/
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Re: Parts. Are they available?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2021, 01:22:01 PM »
You probably dealt with Schaff Piano Supply every day as a working technician. If you still have standing with Schaff as a professional technician, they can supply all the standard punchings, rail pins, damper felt, bushing felt, key tops etc that are found in Wurlitzers, also tools you may need like capstan wrenches and the famous ‘Schaff 4102 Let-Off  Screwdriver’. 

If you no longer have ‘professional status' with Schaff:  Affleck and Vanda King are distributors for the entire Schaff catalog, and can make everything available at good prices. 

http://www.affleckpianotuning.com/
https://www.vandaking.com/

Yup i remember them and Tuners Supply. I think that's where I bought my Hale tools. I still have my Hale hammer. I remember it being a BIG splurge at the time, but it got the job done!
Keyboards are my middle name...
Wurlitzer 145 Piano
Hammond RT-3 Organ
Hammond A-100 Organ
Hammond M-3 Organ
EML Electrocomp 101 synth
Minimoog S/N 1338 synth
Memorymoog synth
Memorymoog+ synth
VOX Continental (Italian) Organ
VOX Continental (American) Organ
1995 Fender Stratocaster (American)
Glock G44 Firearm.

Offline pianotuner steveo

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Re: Parts. Are they available?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2021, 11:13:56 AM »
No, the 4102 is not for this or any of the later models. Also, Schaff only sells to working technicians. The general public isn't even allowed to view their website.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2021, 11:16:51 AM 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...

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Re: Parts. Are they available?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2021, 11:19:55 AM »
Generic keytops will work but do not fit exactly like the originals. The color won't match perfectly either.
I'm sure there is at least one person on here that may have some originals to sell. Wurlitzer EP keys  (keytops) are smaller than most acoustic piano keys.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2021, 07:54:38 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...