Do you remember how much the set of reeds cost approximately? And did they require much more air to sound?
Thanks for the fast response, and this site!
Hi Sam, I can’t actually remember the outcome, I must start keeping notes!
I can say it didn’t work out though. I think there may have been an improvement with the stepped design, but I decided at that point not to pursue the experiment any further.
The reeds are from:
440 01 Louny+420 415 627…[Read more]
Hi Daren, this is a really interesting project, do you have any updates?
Might I ask where you got those individual reeds from or if you know of any good sources?
My new cover
Cruella de Vil – 101 Dalmatians (Melodica Cover)
Gianluca, try Westmusic, I purchased reed sets for both 44 and 44HP as well as gaskets and a lost volume knob. They may have the source for your parts.
Hope this helps
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Hi Alan, cheers for the reply,
Took it apart and cleaned it last night… and glad I did the inside was boggin, I found the remains of a 1980s spider. Keys are still a bit discoloured but it’s all clean. And I had to replace the bit of foam that separates the mouth piece from the main chamber as it had totally degraded and was crumbling.
Hi, Dez. Welcome to Melodica World.
The green soprano is the first Melodica introduced by Hohner in 1958 but continuing in production into the 1970s. The outside can be cleaned up with a soft cloth and isopropyl alcohol (the kind commonly available cheap at a local pharmacy) — I’d suggest a 50-50 mix with water. A cotton swab is useful to get…[Read more]
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