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  • #6679
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    #3367
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    Alan replied:

    Enabling a spit valve is a great idea, David. Reliable authorities have reported that the alto Mylodica actually contains the Melodyhorn. I have the soprano Mylodica, which I know contains the Suzuki S-32C soprano melodion (I have another S-32C). The S-32C inside my Mylodica has been sealed off at the end inside the wooden case (by melting it, I guess), so that major surgery would be required to tune and also (on both the inner melodica and the wooden casing) to create a new spit valve mechanism.

    I thought about options when I first opened up my Mylodica, including the possibility of replacing the inner soprano S-32C with a Suzuki alto M-32C and somehow opening up the end of the Mylodica so the M-32C remains intact with its spit valve accessible. The M-32C and the S-32C have the same dimensions. I really like the M-32C but don’t care for the S-32C. So I think we’ve thought along the same lines. I’m interested in any thoughts you might have about how to modify the wooden case. I have a friend who is a wood carver, and I’ve thought about asking him.

    Another possibility with your Mylodica might be to find a good 32 (or 34?) key melodica with the right dimensions and a workable spit valve for this application, one that would fit and leave its spit valve exposed in the extra keyboard space, with a vent hole opening at the end or in the bottom. The general idea being to mount a smaller melodica in the Mylodica box with some working space for its spit mechanism. I’m probably not crafty enough for such a project, though.

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    David replied:

    Hi Alan, I’ve just bought my first melodica which is the alto 37 MyLodica. Looks very nice as everyone agrees but very disappointing to find no spit hole. Someone suggested the angel melodyhorn 37 as being the nearest thing to it. I thought of buying one and then inserting in the wooden mylodica case and adapting the wooden case so the valve on the angel can function. I don’t know why The MyLodica makers didn’t do this themselves. Moisture build up is very quick and as pointed out can warp the wood. I did wonder if I could open up the valve they have blockedoff/tampered with/cut off on the Mylodica and get it goinga. Have you thought along these lines at all?
    David.

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    If the melodica gets very dirty, you can remove the case to clean it separately. (Follow the instructions on “How to tune a melodica”). Don’t clean the reed plates – you can instead gently ‘ping’ (flick) each reed tongue a couple of times to remove any encrustations of saliva. Do this also if you have a note which isn’t sounding.

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    #800
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    Hi Denise. Welcome to the forum. There’s many good melodicas, such as the Yamaha P37D, or Suzuki Pro37. If you need the extra keys and a pick up mic, think about a Hammond 44 of Hammond 44 HP. Check out the reviews on this site, under ‘Articles’. If you’re in Europe, you can get a Hammond from Thomann.com, or if you can visit London, Macari’s on Charing Cross Road always has a good selection. Good luck!

    #797
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    Hi Bobsta. Welcome to the forum. We have just posted an article ‘How to Tune a Melodica’

    http://www.melodicaworld.com/article/788/

    Hope this helps!

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