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In electric piano terms, the harp is the part of the action that houses the tone-bar assembly on a Rhodes, or the reeds on a Wurlitzer. It is so-called because in and of itself it is able to generate the notes needed for the instrument to work (i.e. running your hand across it like a […]


A reed is a flat metal strip on a Wurlitzer piano that is struck by a hammer to generate a tone. On each reed is a pyramid shaped section of solder which allows the reed to be tuned. The heavier the reed, the lower it is in pitch, and vice-versa. It is attached to the […]