Full service vintage keyboard and amplifier repair & restoration company
Keyboard Cottage LLC has introduced two new upgrades sure to delight vintage
Wurlitzer electric piano players around the world.
The Warneck Research Wurlitzer EP200 replacement amplifier board is designed
to faithfully reproduce the sound and characteristics of the original Model
200 amplifier Š, only without all the noise. Completely redesigned from the
ground up, the new amp employs low noise circuit and layout techniques.
When coupled with reed bar shields (included) to minimize 60Hz hum, the
performance is unmatched, and it even outperforms fully restored 200A
amplifiers. Terminal blocks allow easy installation without the need to
"We were very fortunate to work with Ken Rich at Ken Rich Sound Services in
Los Angeles to further optimize the EQ curve for the Wurlitzer EP200
Amplifier Board," noted Keyboard Cottage president Tim Warneck. "Ken has
been working on keyboards since the '70s, and is one of the music industry's
best-kept secrets. He has done full restorations and provides service for
many major artists.
"We are happy to have the help of Ken's golden ears, experience, and 'no
compromises, no excuses' approach to vintage keyboards," says Warneck. "Ken
wholeheartedly endorses the new amp and is already using it for professional
touring rigs as well as in recording studios several units have been in
the field with touring musicians and recording studios for over the last two
years without any issues."
The Warneck Research Wurlitzer EP200 Amplifier Board features include
faithful reproduction of the EQ curve and sound shaping characteristics of a
properly restored original 200 series amplifier; authentic vibrato; very low
noise; an improved power amplifier; user-selectable variable or fixed
line-out configuration; drop-in replacement and solder-free installation.
Suggested retail price for Keyboard Cottage's Wurlitzer EP200 Amplifier
Board is $379. Production units will begin shipping in June 2010.
Designed to work with the new Warneck Research Wurlitzer EP200 Amplifier
Board as well as with the stock Wurlitzer 200A amplifier, the Warneck
Research VariVib Variable Speed Vibrato Upgrade features reproduction of the
original style vibrato waveform, linear variable speed control (approx. 1Hz
to 15Hz), and simple 3 wire installation. Included with the VariVib are a
mounting bracket, new mirror-finish faceplate, and knob. A result of the
ongoing collaboration between Rich and Warneck, the VariVib Upgrade has a
suggested retail price of $199.
Artists using Warneck Research products include Adam MacDougall of Black
Crowes (pictured), Lenny Kravitz, Benmont Tench, George Duke, Counting
Crows, Roger Manning (Moog Cookbook), Jamie Muhoberac (Dave Matthews, Rob
Cavallo), and Stone Temple Pilots (Eric Kretz).
For more information, please contact Keyboard Cottage, LLC (Warneck
Research) at 215.855.2698 or visit us online at
http://www.keyboardcottage.com; or Ken Rich Sound Services at 818.787.8465
or visit us online at http:/www.kenrichsounds.com.