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I just bought a Wurlitzer Model 200 Electric Piano for $20.

 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: I just bought a Wurlitzer Model 200 Electric Piano for $20. Reply with quote

(Because I thought the Title NEPD would sound dumb)

Anyway it pays to go to estate sales.

Everything works...the electronics have a minor occasional crackle and half of the keys stick a little, but I've opened the case up and all the springs are where they should be and the keys are moving right...I'm guessing it hasn't been used in a while and should open up with a little time and effort/cleaning.

Oh and included with the sale was an envelope containing the instructions, registration card, promotional ad, service slip, and the original receipt from 1972, from the original owner purchased from Drome Sound; a local music store that's still in business and that I frequent myself (I bought my Ibanez Blazer there 8 years ago). The original purchase price was $395. The address on the receipt matched the address of the estate sale. I've blurred out both name and address on the receipt because it's on the internet now.

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Come to think of it, the receipt has GREEN underlined, which might explain why the ad is with the documents. The lady asked for a GREEN piano, but she got a beige one. RIP lady...I'll take good care of your piano. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a really nice score.

I love the sound of these.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very jealous, have a sudden urge to play the logical song
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that looks amazing, I wish I had room for some old organ/electric piano gear.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Killer score! That's incredible... little jelly.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woah
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You utter, utter bastard. I've only managed to play an EP200 once and it was amazing. The sound from the internal speakers is FILTHY.

20 dollars. Fuck me sideways.

FUCK
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys! I've tinkered for quite a bit and I'm probably going to have to pay for a pro to get the action right, I'm convinced it's the springs now and I'd probably screw it up. Either way, should still be well worth my while to fix.



lorez wrote:
Wow that looks amazing, I wish I had room for some old organ/electric piano gear.

I know that feeling, and until recently a find like this would have to live with the legs off, either under my bed or standing sideways in the closet. Nevertheless my basement is starting to look a little cluttered with my Yamaha YC-30, Casio AP24, and now this thing..pretty sure I am officially DONE in terms of pianos and organs (but I still can't say no to cheap synths)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love a fender Rhodes too.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's so cool. My bass player got a Hammond organ in working condition (needed oil) for $50 from an estate sale, just down the street from my house. Was so jealous. He needed my help to shift it though... I knew he'd come crawlin back.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
That's so cool. My bass player got a Hammond organ in working condition (needed oil) for $50 from an estate sale, just down the street from my house. Was so jealous. He needed my help to shift it though... I knew he'd come crawlin back.


which model? L100 or seomething?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol yeah, not a B3 or anything. I know it's an average deal for someone who just wants you to haul it away but they don't turn up too often round here and I'd still have taken it in a second, more a response to Nick's "pays to check" comment.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After much debate I've decided to take the plunge and fix it myself, after watching these youtube vids:

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The work takes a lot of time and patience but isn't too technical, and the sense of accomplishment from fixing myself paired with being able to say it cost me no more than $20 I think will be worth it. (Well, plus $10 for some Naptha and Silicone lubricant)

So far so good....I've already lubed half the whip assemblies and they're moving a lot more freely now. Here's to hoping I can manage to get it all back together myself.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want one of those so bad, but they get more expensive every year. You sir are lucky.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got it all back together now (minus a few screws Confused ). Cleaned all the keys, lubed all the action joints, sanded between keys in some spots, wood glued a split whip assembly (was intact still but who knows for how long). Have learned a lot about the workings of these things in the past 24 hours.

Now the action is beautiful, but I just have to get the dampers in order. They're too muted on the bass side, and too open on the treble. There doesn't seem to be much room for adjustment, and they're split down the middle. If I can't get the dampers working right I may have to bring it to a repair shop. At least all that stuff is on the top so I won't be paying someone $50 an hour to tear the whole thing down again and put it back together like I had to.

Only other problem I have is that the highest key is rubbing on the plastic shell when I have the top on. I guess it must have warped slightly over the years-not sure how I'm going to address that yet, but it's not like I play that key very often.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got one of these for free (206a with built-in speaker) several years ago. During my move to California, a woman crashed into the side of my new van (3 weeks old) in South Dakota, totaling the van and damaging the EP pretty heavily. I had to leave it behind and have my grandparents sell what was left of it. I'll probably never get over it, but I'm glad to see someone else having good luck with one!!
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