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Free old-style Wurlitzer power cord

Started by sempervirent, November 30, 2011, 04:24:16 PM

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sempervirent

I have an old Wurlitzer power cord that I'll give away to whoever wants it. I had my 200 modified to use an IEC socket so I don't need the old cord anymore. It's about 8' long, and it works fine.

$10 for shipping via PayPal and it's yours, just send me a PM with your email address and I'll send you a Paypal invoice.




Abraham

if those $10 are enough for international shipping I want it. Otherwise please tell me how much. I'd love to have a replacement handy. Thank you!
196x Hammond L100
1976 Rhodes MKI '73 Suitcase
1976 Wurlitzer 200-A EP
1981 Casio VL-Tone (Yeah!)
199x Kawai CX-21D Upright
20xx Clavia Nord Electro 2

pianotuner steveo

This cord will not fit your 200A, Abraham. It is for a 200.
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...

Alan Lenhoff

Quote from: pianotuner steveo on November 30, 2011, 10:38:52 PM
This cord will not fit your 200A, Abraham. It is for a 200.


My 200A (purchased roughly 3 decades after it was built) came with the 200-style oval AC connector, and shows no signs of having been altered.  Maybe the early 200As came this way.

Alan
Co-author, "Classic Keys: Keyboard Sounds That Launched Rock Music"

Learn about the book: http://www.classickeysbook.com/
Find it on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1574417762/

1965 UK Vox Continental;1967 Gibson G101 organ; 1954 Hammond B2; Leslie 21H; Leslie 31H; 1974 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73; 1972 Rhodes Sparkletop Piano Bass; 1978 Hohner Clavinet D6; 1968 Hohner Pianet N II; 1966 Wurlitzer 140B; 1980 Moog Minimoog Model D; 1983 Roland JX-3P; 1977 Fender Twin Reverb; 1983 Roland JX-3P synth; Vox AC30CC2X amp.
(See the collection: https://vintagerockkeyboards.com/ )

Abraham

mine seems to be right the same, didn't want to say anything before I could have a closer look but I just did... So, can I have this please?



196x Hammond L100
1976 Rhodes MKI '73 Suitcase
1976 Wurlitzer 200-A EP
1981 Casio VL-Tone (Yeah!)
199x Kawai CX-21D Upright
20xx Clavia Nord Electro 2

sempervirent

I sent you a PM a few hours ago, check it out.

Abraham

196x Hammond L100
1976 Rhodes MKI '73 Suitcase
1976 Wurlitzer 200-A EP
1981 Casio VL-Tone (Yeah!)
199x Kawai CX-21D Upright
20xx Clavia Nord Electro 2

pianotuner steveo

well then I guess the early A's did come with that style. I have never seen one like that. My bad. Maybe they just used up what they had before changing them over.

1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...

Alan Lenhoff

Wikipedia says 200A production was from 1972 to 1980.  I found a 1975 date inside mine, so it was built roughly three years into the eight-year production cycle.

Alan
Co-author, "Classic Keys: Keyboard Sounds That Launched Rock Music"

Learn about the book: http://www.classickeysbook.com/
Find it on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1574417762/

1965 UK Vox Continental;1967 Gibson G101 organ; 1954 Hammond B2; Leslie 21H; Leslie 31H; 1974 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73; 1972 Rhodes Sparkletop Piano Bass; 1978 Hohner Clavinet D6; 1968 Hohner Pianet N II; 1966 Wurlitzer 140B; 1980 Moog Minimoog Model D; 1983 Roland JX-3P; 1977 Fender Twin Reverb; 1983 Roland JX-3P synth; Vox AC30CC2X amp.
(See the collection: https://vintagerockkeyboards.com/ )

Abraham

Mine wasn't produced before the ending of 1976 as several parts inside were produced on later months that year. I don't think someone got the socket replaced by an older one but who knows... now I wonder how newer ones look like...

Thank you sempervirent. There's not a lot of people giving away stuff for free nowadays and this would make an excellent exact replacement, I'll be glad to have it handy!
196x Hammond L100
1976 Rhodes MKI '73 Suitcase
1976 Wurlitzer 200-A EP
1981 Casio VL-Tone (Yeah!)
199x Kawai CX-21D Upright
20xx Clavia Nord Electro 2

Electrickey

#10
I have a 200A and it came with the same brown 3 prong cord. The Wurli came from a one-owner he says is a '77. I found a Belden version of this cable.


Alan Lenhoff

#11
Just a caution to anyone who replaces a 3-prong Wurli power cord:

These cords were made in both standard and reversed-polarity versions, so people might want to check any new cords they acquire. For a Wurli, the correct cord is the "reversed polarity" version.  The proper Wurli cord has the hot on the left and the neutral on the right when you look at the connector from the end, with the ground contact above the other two. (As in the photo above.)

If you have the wrong one, you can replace the plug that goes into the wall outlet, reversing the hot and neutral wires. (You can see cords that have been altered in this manner for sale on eBay for use with Wurli pianos.)

I'm no electrician, but best I can figure, if you use the wrong cord,  your fuse will be on the neutral, which means that if the fuse blows, you still have 110 volts in the unit, which is potentially dangerous.

Alan
Co-author, "Classic Keys: Keyboard Sounds That Launched Rock Music"

Learn about the book: http://www.classickeysbook.com/
Find it on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1574417762/

1965 UK Vox Continental;1967 Gibson G101 organ; 1954 Hammond B2; Leslie 21H; Leslie 31H; 1974 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73; 1972 Rhodes Sparkletop Piano Bass; 1978 Hohner Clavinet D6; 1968 Hohner Pianet N II; 1966 Wurlitzer 140B; 1980 Moog Minimoog Model D; 1983 Roland JX-3P; 1977 Fender Twin Reverb; 1983 Roland JX-3P synth; Vox AC30CC2X amp.
(See the collection: https://vintagerockkeyboards.com/ )

The Real MC

And any competent tech can fix the "wrong way" power in less than an hour

Electrickey

#13
Quote from: alenhoff on May 28, 2013, 11:33:49 AM
Just a caution to anyone who replaces a 3-prong Wurli power cord:

These cords were made in both standard and reversed-polarity versions, so people might want to check any new cords they acquire. For a Wurli, the correct cord is the "reversed polarity" version.  The proper Wurli cord has the hot on the left and the neutral on the right when you look at the connector from the end, with the ground contact above the other two. (As in the photo above.)

If you have the wrong one, you can replace the plug that goes into the wall outlet, reversing the hot and neutral wires. (You can see cords that have been altered in this manner for sale on eBay for use with Wurli pianos.)

I'm no electrician, but best I can figure, if you use the wrong word,  your fuse will be on the neutral, which means that if the fuse blows, you still have 110 volts in the unit, which is potentially dangerous.

Alan

Yes, I have seen those reverse wired units on eBay. Important you've posted this information, Alan. And yes changing the "wrong way" wiring is easily done as Real MC notes.

Alan Lenhoff

And, just for the "permanent record" we leave behind here, I'd note that changing the "wrong way" wiring should be done on the power cord -- not by reversing the wires that lead to the power receptacle inside the piano. 

You wouldn't want to surprise the next owner -- or the next tech -- who goes inside your piano by altering its wiring in a non-standard way.
Co-author, "Classic Keys: Keyboard Sounds That Launched Rock Music"

Learn about the book: http://www.classickeysbook.com/
Find it on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1574417762/

1965 UK Vox Continental;1967 Gibson G101 organ; 1954 Hammond B2; Leslie 21H; Leslie 31H; 1974 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73; 1972 Rhodes Sparkletop Piano Bass; 1978 Hohner Clavinet D6; 1968 Hohner Pianet N II; 1966 Wurlitzer 140B; 1980 Moog Minimoog Model D; 1983 Roland JX-3P; 1977 Fender Twin Reverb; 1983 Roland JX-3P synth; Vox AC30CC2X amp.
(See the collection: https://vintagerockkeyboards.com/ )

Electrickey

Quote from: alenhoff on May 28, 2013, 05:00:10 PM
And, just for the "permanent record" we leave behind here, I'd note that changing the "wrong way" wiring should be done on the power cord -- not by reversing the wires that lead to the power receptacle inside the piano. 

You wouldn't want to surprise the next owner -- or the next tech -- who goes inside your piano by altering its wiring in a non-standard way.


Excellent stance and sentiment!