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Is a baldwin ep-100 is a genuine strung electric piano?
« on: April 28, 2009, 12:16:43 AM »
Does anyone know if a baldwin ep-100 is a genuine electric piano with strings, pickups etc?

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Is a baldwin ep-100 is a genuine strung electric piano?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 08:02:41 AM »
I THINK it is, but cant say for sure-but  it also may be similar to the Kustom88- almost but not quite a digital piano..I know Baldwin and Kustom were made by the same people at one point anyway.
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Re: Is a baldwin ep-100 is a genuine strung electric piano?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 03:51:44 AM »
For all future reference (whoever might be interested in the Baldwin EP-100): The Baldwin EP-100 is not an electro-mechanical piano like the Fender Rhodes, Wurli etc. It is purely electronic. It has an interesting tone (a bit cheesy, but surprisingly meaty and convincing for an electric piano of that age), and it is touch-sensitive. You can change the volume at a trim pot on the back, lower left side.

I don't intend to spread more rumours, but from what I can tell from youtube videos, it sounds a lot like the later Kustom 88 piano, which was made by Baldwin, minus the tremolo and the bass slider. The treble slider seems to be kind of available in the damper pedal - if it is pressed, the piano sounds like the Kustom with treble all the way down.

The oval loudspeaker in the EP-100 is surprisingly good for its size.
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Re: Is a baldwin ep-100 is a genuine strung electric piano?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 03:54:07 AM »
And if anyone has schematics etc., I would be very interested. Haven't found a place in the signal chain from where I can route the signal off to an external amp yet. The places I expected to work didn't.

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Re: Is a baldwin ep-100 is a genuine strung electric piano?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 08:06:48 AM »
FYI, I forgot to mention in my previous post that Baldwin did make an electric upright piano with strings, I just don't know what the model number(s) was/were. I thought that the EP-100 might have been that one.

Don't know where you can find schematics, but maybe you can find Kustom88 schematics and see if they are similar.

1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
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2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
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Re: Is a baldwin ep-100 is a genuine strung electric piano?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 10:28:06 AM »
I already had a Baldwin real electric piano, don't remember the model tho.
There are with 1 strings per note, and some other with 3 strings per note (Better than Yamaha CP60), but i haven't tried the 3 strings model
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