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Offline cinnanon

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Different Wurlitzer Service Manual
« on: December 28, 2015, 12:28:34 AM »
This has peaked my interest because it seems to have much more detail regarding the regulating procedure based on the few pages i've seen. For instance, the service manual everyone probably has on here says (#11 of the regulation procedure) that "The lost motion is a 1/32" gap between the tip of the fly and the hammer butt covering," but the picture below that (Fig I) shows the 1/32" being measure at the front edge of the key. Obviously 1/32" is waayyy to much gap to have where it says it should be. Seems like a typo to me. I've never put 1/32" gap there; it would be terribly sloppy and sluggish to play i'd think. But this manual on eBay shows the actual gap should be .2mm, which is about .008" and makes more sense to me. I like that information as well as the tuning diagram. I wonder what else this manual could entail?... The page opposite of the "Regulating Blow Distance" page shows how to shim the keybed to get 10mm of travel (or a distance? i can't tell) when a key is depressed.

The red pen markings seem to be original, and not hand-drawn in by one person because of the text. I'd like to have it, but don't want to pay $120 for it. Maybe we could get a few people here to split it? Anyone have any interest? I have full Adobe Acrobat and could make a nice scanned PDF out of it. Just throwin' it out there. Or does someone have this already??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WURLITZER-ELECTRIC-PIANO-SERVICE-MANUAL-SPECS-PARTS-LIST-RARE-/391332441669?hash=item5b1d3b2e45:g:f4IAAOSwnH1WXOae
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Re: Different Wurlitzer Service Manual
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2015, 01:38:05 PM »
That tuning diagram is remarkable, and somewhat in line with what I've been doing as of late.  It shows that the bass end should gradually dip by 3 cents.

Actually, what I do is to tune the bass notes according to the second overtone (octave + 5th), which, since it tends to run 2 or 3 cents sharp of the fundamental, has a similar effect.  I don't, though, typically continue to dip it to mid-keyboard.
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Re: Different Wurlitzer Service Manual
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2015, 01:52:11 PM »
Well there that went

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Re: Different Wurlitzer Service Manual
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2015, 09:08:59 PM »
I can't believe someone paid that much for it, especially with the real high shipping charge...
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
....and a few guitars...

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Re: Different Wurlitzer Service Manual
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2016, 04:16:11 AM »
Let's just hope whoever bought it will put it online :)
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Re: Different Wurlitzer Service Manual
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2016, 11:31:55 AM »
I should have bought it when I had the chance.

I was thinking of doing this to split the cost:
1. buying it
2. starting a GoFundMe account for it with a goal of $110 ($90 + $30 shipping - $10 for my copy)
3. charge $10 per copy until I reached $110
4. Send out the copies to those 11 people once it reached $110 to do what they wanted with it (post it on here or keep it).

but..

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Re: Different Wurlitzer Service Manual
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2016, 11:54:47 AM »
Does anyone have this manual who is willing to sell me a copy??