Wurlitzer 200 Series ReedsLearn more about Wurlitzer reeds.
We have a pretuning option if you would prefer for us to file and tune your reeds for you. Would you like your reeds pretuned?Pretuned:
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Wurlitzer Electric Piano Reeds hand made in the USA since 2005. Vintage Vibe Reeds are meticulously Blue printed from original Wurlitzer mechanical drawings. No other reed on the market comes close to the authenticity.
Our 200 Style reeds will work in any 200, 200A style pianos as well as 140B,145B,146,720B and 106 pianos.
Purchase blank 200 Reeds here.
Note: If the packaging does not say 'Vintage Vibe,' you are getting a substandard replacement reed.
Tech Tip | Voicing a Wurlitzer 200 Electric Piano
I ordered a reed and its not in tune. What do I do?
Wurlitzer Reeds unless pre-tuned do not come in tune. Mostly they will come flat, from 1/2 note to two full notes. In which case you will file the Reed with a file or if it is very flat you can use cutters to nip or a utility blade to cut larger amounts off.
Maintain a pyramid shape to the lead, meaning smaller on top than the base. This allows for clearance through the pickup.
If you go to far and you end up sharp in pitch you will need to add solder with a soldering iron and solder.
Go slow until you get the hang of tuning reeds, check your tuning often.
The reed I ordered is not the same length as the original. Is this normal?
Since reeds are hand cut, this can be normal but more than a 1/16 of an inch could affect the overall character of the note.
I ordered a pre-tuned reed but when I put it in, it was not perfectly in tune. What do I do?
When installing reeds there is a +\- range of tuning that can be accomplished by adjusting the Reed forward or backwards when the Reed screw is loosened. At Vintage Vibe we pre-tune reeds with a professional Peterson Strobe tuner. When you install the Reed push or pull the Reed until desired tune with your piano. Your piano may not be in tune with 440hz.