Introducing the new hybrid model, the Pianica P-37H.
This model is still under development, but here you see the basic concept worked out. The P-37H closely resembles the previously introduced P-37E. Beneath the surface, however, hidden within the…[Read more]
I’m about to make an important announcement. But first a couple of bad hole photos. The first is of the key pad hole of the low key (F3) of the P-37E, the second of the same for the high key (F6).
These show the…[Read more]
I’m glad you have yours, too, Daren, so we can make comparisons. Good observations. “Retro” explains some of the appeal for me. I need to get out my vintage Pianica 36.
I removed the top and bottom keys to take a look at the holes. The big ones are at the bass end. The Yamaha photo of the hole strip is distorted the round holes are actually…[Read more]
My P37E arrived today, so I thought I’d add to the discussion with some initial thoughts…
To me, it looks a bit more like a retro melodica than the P37D. Although I like the slightly rough finish of the plastic, I prefer the overall, more rounded shape of its predecessor.
There is considerably more blowing resistance when compared to the…[Read more]
I know that there have been melodica festivals in Japan but I don’t know where and when they are held.I’s much appreciate it is someone knows that they post the information Also ,I am wondering if there are other melodica festivals in other parts of the world?
I’m having issues playing this melodica because of frustration with tuning and getting all the reeds to function consistently, Kevin. My suspicion is that there are problems arising from the key pad strip. The key pad strip is an interesting concept. But I’m having my doubts about execution. What really is the point of the differences in SHAPE of…[Read more]
Very interesting Alan! We can always count on you to be thorough.
Of course I have a couple of questions:
With the key pad strip: are the large holes over the large reeds and the tiny holes over the small reeds?
Having played the Suzuki soprano a lot and working on reed organs. I know it takes more air-pressure to play the high end reeds.
I have had a hard time tuning the P-37E. Almost there, but the problem is getting clear and consistent readings, plus gapping issues. I have not had comparable difficulties tuning P-37Ds (two of them). My guess is that this has to do with the strip with the holes, which makes the reeds seem less stable. In my opinion, less stable…[Read more]
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