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Offline 4kinga

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Wurli 145
« on: February 11, 2008, 01:41:24 PM »
Does anyone have pictures of a 145.  I picked one up, but the knobs are different, the vibrato was not hooked up, no power switch and the neon was gone.  This has 4 holes in the face panel and nothing on the left cheek block.

On the plus side,  all reeds intact, pedal and and legs.  The amp had a broken resistor from the pick-up bar.  Viola!  Instant Wurli!  Now I just have to clean this up and give 'er a good paint job.

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Wurli 145
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 01:45:08 PM »
Thanks for the pics Steve,
Mines a little differed.  All the knobs are on the front.



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Wurli 145
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 08:05:44 PM »
I think yours may have been modified, but I have only owned/seen 140B's no 145s.... 140B's had the controls in the left cheek block like the 120....
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008, 07:06:44 AM »
The amp has had someone's hands in it.  
Caps where there shouldn't be caps.  The speaker out wire to the line out.   No pilot.  Hmm, this is definitely a project.
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Eeeek. I think I'm going to strip the amp and start from stock.  Possibly install a ground buss through the center to eliminate all these ties to ground all over the place.

While I'm at it, I'll probably pull the phono input, drill another hole and make an effects loop out of it.  Either that or hook up an old OrganMate reverb unit into it.  
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Does any one have a pic of the amp wiring for reference?

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008, 07:35:08 AM »
There isnt really a line out on the 145 unless it was modified. The early wurlitzers prior to the 200 series only had a speaker out (and a phono (ceramic cartridge,so really tape) input)

The speaker out can be modified to reduce the hot signal so that you can safely send the signal to an external amp or mixer or DI box. I dont remember the exact value ,but you need a resistor and a small (like .01 Uf) ceramic or similar cap placed in series to the + line at the speaker out jack.

The schematics are available thru various wurlitzer websites-Id just keep looking if you cant join the yahoo group.

try Simons'   hallofelectricpianos.com ...
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...