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  • Melodica-Me posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Have you tried to put it in the refrigerator to see if it will expand? leave the mouth piece out so that it will not expand and maybe put that in a cup of warm water. My I ask why you boiled it? you could have just soaked it? you may have weaken all the glue that holds the seals and pads.

    • I think MARK means he boiled the two mouthpieces, not the whole melodica. So they expanded and did not contract sufficiently upon cooling? So maybe putting the mouthpieces in the freezer will resolve the issue? One of our members crafted new mouthpieces for these models a couple of years ago and was selling them on eBay. Amazon has some advertised…[Read more]

  • There is no picture of the rear so it is hard to know where the sound will come from. plus 37 keys 🙂 Thanks to Andrea for making the drive to take the pictures. In my conversation with Guido Tononi, he says it should be done in a couple more months. Time to start saving again

    Melodica-Me

  • Awesome, I have trouble posting sometimes, but if you want to send them to me I will try to post.
    Melodica-Me
    Monstersofmelodica@gmail.com

  • This design is by Guido Tononi, I am wondering if it will have the same dual valve design to play notes an octave apart. This is what I really like of the Vibrandoneon. Like Tatu’s last Melodica creation to create the vibrato effect. My new Melodica design uses the same reeds as the Vibrandoneon but does not incorporates the dual valve system d…[Read more]

  • Andrea, I just got a response from Guido on Face Book regarding the new Vibrandoneon

    Presentazione nuovo prototipo del mio Vibrandoneon…. prossimamente le news… 🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼

    Posted by Guido Tononi on Friday, September 28, 2018

    Guido Tononi

    Anniversary Follower
    Guido Tononi Oscar Verdugo it is not ready yet, we thinks in november, thanks hello 🎼

    Hopefully it will be out soon.
    Melodica-Me

  • I would be very interested to see the Carrel piano version. I myself have never seen or have played one. I can tell you that if you are to find either a Vibrandoneon or Eolina you will defiantly pay at least $3-4k since they are no longer made.

  • Hello Andrea, unfortunately the Ballone Burini Vibrandoneon (black plastic our Wood version) was never released. It was basically a Vibrandoneon in name only. It was based off the original Ballone Burini “Eolina” The Eolina came in two version a blow only or blow/draw version. The blow only you can play chords with no issue. With the blow/draw…[Read more]

  • Melodica-Me posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Hello Andre, if you have the the original old brown washers, just make sure that you replace them in the correct hole and make sure they are seated flat on the hole by simple turning them until they are flat and no air leaks. If you have replaced them with rubber or silicone washers you will not have any issues. you will need a very small screw…[Read more]

    • Thank you very much, Melodica-Me! If I need more help I will let you know but I think that I can try it out with your informations!
      André.

  • Melodica-Me posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Mark, like Alan states, many leak as all Clavietta leak slightly, this does not make them un-playable. I have purchased several that leak about the same “slightly” and many that leak to the point where you can not hear a note. There are four key areas that I look for and it is usually one or two of them. 1) the most common is the washer that have…[Read more]

    • I have the same problem regarding the clanky keys. Fortunately my Clavietta has no leaks, from what I read in the forum, I’m considering myself a lucky guy! I will follow your tips and fix this problem myself, Melodica me. Am I not in danger of causing any leaking by doing this procedure of changing the key felts?

      • Hello Andre, if you have the the original old brown washers, just make sure that you replace them in the correct hole and make sure they are seated flat on the hole by simple turning them until they are flat and no air leaks. If you have replaced them with rubber or silicone washers you will not have any issues. you will need a very small screw…[Read more]

        • Thank you very much, Melodica-Me! If I need more help I will let you know but I think that I can try it out with your informations!
          André.

  • Melodica-Me posted an update 1 month ago

    The Monsters have been busy kicking it this summer and are ready to get back in the studio and pump out some new You Tube Videos. We will be working on our 10th Monsters of Melodica video and our fifth World Session video. We would love to hear from you on what tune we should record for World Session V. You can leave your suggestion here on…[Read more]

  • That a great groove Lowboy. The HM-32 mixed with the Bootay-WAH is a one of a kind sound.

  • Nice work Matt.
    Melodica Me

  • Hey Tom, always great to hear from you. I really appreciate your input and comments, it’s great to hear from other melodica players especially those like yourself that have taken the melodica and have gone beyond to create a different and unique sound than what the melodica was originally meant to sound like. You know I’m a fan :)Thank you.
    Oscar

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  • Well it’s time for another Monsters of Melodica video. This time it is a Monster original Latin Jazz composition entitled “Mister Melodica” Enjoy and don’t for get to like and share.

  • Melodica-Me posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Mark, the Clavietta is not that difficult to repair although it is not at all like your other melodicas you have listed. The most common is leaks as many of the seals have dried and cracked due to time. You can replace those easily. If the brown gasket is leaking you can repair that easily as well. Many have been dropped and the air chamber…[Read more]

  • Melodica-Me posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hello Mark, the Clavietta is a great melodica. You can probably make all the repairs your self. what parts do you need?
    Melodica-Me

  • Melodica-Me posted an update 3 months ago

    Hello Luis, I read that the only noticeable difference was that it was set up with a pair of strap pins similar to the Hammond 44 so you can play the melodica with two hands, where the prior versions did not have these.
    Melodica-Me

    • It’s selling for $250-325, Luis. I think if there were significant design innovations, Suzuki would be advertising them. I think I’d wait on this one!

  • Thank you Alan, Lowboy, and thank you Joanna for participating, it is always great to have members from Melodica World join us. It was a lot of fun doing a funky R&B tune. When the Monsters first got together we only used to practice classic jazz tunes but have slowly embraced other genres and enjoy mixing it up a little. We were originally going…[Read more]

  • Time for a new Video form the Monsters of Melodica. This years World Session IV is Herbie Hancocks “Watermelon Man” This year’s featured guess melodica player is Latin Jazz and Salsa artist “Kiki Sanchez” along with this years soloist with this year’s soloist, Juergen Borchert from Germany and Yoo Ri, Em from the Republic of Korea. Backing up…[Read more]

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