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Offline Hochstrasser

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Wurlitzer 200a Reed Assembly Problems
« on: January 02, 2006, 05:12:52 PM »
I know this is the Rhodes forum but I was wondering if any Wurlitzer owners on here could help me out. I am fairly new to Wurlitzers in that I am currently learning
to operate on them so I can make mine playable hopefully. When I first
got the piano it was not set up at all and it still is not. My
question is, the little white nylon washers that go between the reed
assembly and the mounting brackets, which direction do these face? It
seems that the smaller end should fit into the reed assembly so that
only half of the washer can be seen when looking at it from the side.
However, in doing this, the dampers do not touch the reeds or merely
brush against them. To solve this I tried flipping the washers the
other way (smaller ring on bottom, larger ring touching reed assembly)
and this allows for the dampers to work properly, but I find I really
have to slam the keys to get any sort of juice out of the notes. Is
there any way I can solve this or does anyone have detailed pictures
of the inside of their Wurlitzer? Thanks!

- Erich

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Wurlitzer 200a Reed Assembly Problems
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2006, 07:08:03 PM »
The washers should fit into the reed bar. Loosen the damper screws.

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2006, 09:49:23 PM »
I actually solved the problem a little while ago. Turns out the screw for the sustain pedal rod underneath was too tight. I now just have to make a few of the reeds stop sounding like dung and soon this puppy should be screaming. Thanks!

 - Erich

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Wurlitzer 200a Reed Assembly Problems
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2006, 04:11:31 PM »
Boo wurlitzers and their short sustain.
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