I have a Hammond bass melodica and it plays quite nicely, except I’m reluctant to remove the glued bladder in order to tune and gap it. I was thinking of buying the Suzuki bass melodica since the part which seals the reed chamber is screwed down and can be removed like most other melodicas. For those of you who have a Suzuki bass I was wondering…[Read more]
I tried to take the bladder off my Hammond Bass melodica but it looks like the bladder is glued to the body. I assume the bladder has to be removed to get to the reeds to tune them. Has anyone removed the bladder of the Hammond Bass?
I bought a Hammond Bass melodica @ 4 months ago and would like to tune and gap it. I have done this successfully to several other melodicas, but this one looks kind of different with the “bladder” and everything. Has anyone done this before successfully and might have some helpful tips before I dive in?