MARK Issadore

  • MARK Issadore posted an update 6 days ago

    Hi Alan
    I just purchased the Hohner piano 36 on eBay.
    It appears to be in good shape.
    I will let you know how it works out

  • Hi
    I recently was outbid for a Clavietta on ebay .
    It happened the last few seconds before bidding expired
    It took me completely by surprise.
    I now have an opportunity to buy a Hohner piano 36
    Some of the reviews at Melodica World say that the keyboard is somewhat noisy
    Is it noisier than other melodicas to the point…[Read more]

    • It has a spit valve with a screw-on cap, Mark. I don’t think the keys are especially noisy; the instrument itself is fairly loud. I personally do not think it is an upgrade from the other melodicas you mention, but it does have a different sound that may be worth having in your collection. There are lots of these available, so I wouldn’t get…[Read more]

  • Hi Melodica Me
    Thanks for your prompt response.
    I checked with my local accordion shop,Liberty Bellows in Philly and
    they do repair Claviettas as well as all types of accordions,etc
    I do not have the skill or patience to do my own repairs
    I also enjoy your music very much.
    Any opinion on the new Suzuki pro37 v3?
    The $300…[Read more]

    • 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]

    • Generally speaking, if there is something on eBay you really really want, the only way to bid is via a sniping tool. I’ve found auctionSnioer to be really reliable. You just set the maxium you’re willing to go and they bid for you seconds before the auction ends.
      Yeah, it sucks, I know. But if you want to assure a win (or at least a fair cha…[Read more]

  • MARK Issadore posted an update 3 weeks ago

    Hi
    I recently had an opportunity to buy a Clavietta on eBay.
    I am having second thoughts.
    The price was very reasonable.
    Are there even parts available?
    I do not know if my local accordion shop would even be able to repair or refurbish one and if the cost would be prohibative
    i own Yamaha p25f, p32d, and p37d pianicas
    I also have Suzuki m32c…[Read more]

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

  • MARK Issadore posted an update 1 year ago

    Hi It was very interesting to read Alan and Darren,s comments about the new yamaha p37e.
    It seems that it is not quite ready for prime time.
    I am glad that I did not purchase one.
    i have a yamaha p32d and p37 d.
    I also have a Suzuki m32c and m37 c.
    I am pleased with all four of them.
    All four melodicas were ready to play right out of the box…[Read more]

    • I’m still struggling with my assessment of the P-37E, Mark, though I do love its looks and sound.

      The keys of the Hammond 44s are actually the same size as those of the Suzuki M-37C. I have the acoustic Hammond, which I find too bulky for my everyday use. Its advantages from my point of view are a smoother and richer sound and the five extra…[Read more]

  • Hi
    I am interested in getting melodica stands that I can used for my suzuki m32c,m37c,yamaha p32d and p37d melodicas.
    I saw that Melodica Me ordered some from Rakkuten that are listed under “bass” stands for some reason.
    I don’t know which ones would be suitable that would work.
    I had seen On Stage small instrument stands on line but the space…[Read more]

    • Both Chuya and Rakuten are reliable. You might want to check into the handling and shipping fees. I don’t remember the situation with Chuya, but Rakuten has a range of options from which to choose. I now usually go with minimal handling and the small package option, 7-14 days I think it is. I believe Chuya handles new instruments, and I have…[Read more]

  • Hi
    I had tried a Hammond 44 out at the accordion shop I use for my accordion
    purchases and repairs.
    I was not impressed .
    It was more impressive when amplified.
    I felt that my Yamaha p37d and Suzuki m37c sounded just as good.
    The 44 note keyboard was more than I need.
    It is a shame that they don’t make a m37c or p32d with 1/4 inch jack volume…[Read more]

    • You can find the W-37 for the bargain basement price of $1287 on Rakuten. Too rich for me, but I’d have to hold one in my hands and play it to be sure that it’s not worth it. A W-32 would, however, be more likely to catch my attention.

  • MARK Issadore posted a new activity comment 1 year, 9 months ago

    ps
    Are the hammond 44s much heavier than my Suzuki m37c?Are they awkward to hold and play?
    What a shame they do not make a 37 or 41 key, like an accordion.
    Mark

    • I have both and I am quite pleased with them. I do not find either to be too heavy, and I’ve pretty much stopped playing my Suzuki Pro37v2 since getting them.

      My only complaint is that the pickup has a very low output, and it really needs a clean boost to raise the output level to an acceptable one for many sound systems.

  • Hi
    I am trying to decide about buying
    one of the Hammond44 melodicas,
    Are they worth 4 times the price of my Suzuki m 37c and Yamaha p37d melodicas?
    I can’t do my own tuning and repairs.
    I am checking with my local accordion shop who also sells the Hammond 44s
    to see if they can service them
    This purchase would be for my own pleasure.I am…[Read more]

    • ps
      Are the hammond 44s much heavier than my Suzuki m37c?Are they awkward to hold and play?
      What a shame they do not make a 37 or 41 key, like an accordion.
      Mark

      • I have both and I am quite pleased with them. I do not find either to be too heavy, and I’ve pretty much stopped playing my Suzuki Pro37v2 since getting them.

        My only complaint is that the pickup has a very low output, and it really needs a clean boost to raise the output level to an acceptable one for many sound systems.

    • I have the regular Hammond 44, Mark. Same manufacturer as Suzuki. I seldom play it because of the size. When I do, it is with a guitar strap. But the Hammond 44 is a high quality melodica and is, in my opinion, worth the difference in cost. I also have a Mylodica and agree with your opinion about that. The Hammonds are a different story. In…[Read more]

  • MARK Issadore posted a new activity comment 1 year, 10 months ago

    Hi
    For now I am going to enjoy my keyboards, accordions and the 3 Melodicas that are working
    and sound great,
    I was blessed with good looks but have no mechanical ability,
    For $320 I could have had 3 m37s or 3 m32s or 3 p37ds
    Oh well live and learn
    Mark

    • I think Alan is on the right track. If you like the sound of the wood shell, you should fit a 32 key into it. and the spit valve on the end like the good suzuki could be adapted.

  • Hi
    Several years ago I purchased a Mylodica
    I was very pleased for a while.
    The key started to click when first played and notes were out of tune..
    Sound Electra did offer to replace the insides for $150 plus shipping.
    I opted to buy a yamaha p37d which I am delighted with.
    I als o
    have Suzuki m32 and m37c
    The Mlodica is unplayable .
    I got rid…[Read more]

    • I have the soprano Mylodica, Mark, which has a soprano Suzuki inside it, as the alto has an angel. The most conspicious problem with the Mylodicas is that they have no moisture release valve and no place for moisture to exit. The Angel behind the curtain has had its end sealed off. To replace it, you’d have to do one of two things: (a) Seal off t…[Read more]

      • Hi
        For now I am going to enjoy my keyboards, accordions and the 3 Melodicas that are working
        and sound great,
        I was blessed with good looks but have no mechanical ability,
        For $320 I could have had 3 m37s or 3 m32s or 3 p37ds
        Oh well live and learn
        Mark

        • I think Alan is on the right track. If you like the sound of the wood shell, you should fit a 32 key into it. and the spit valve on the end like the good suzuki could be adapted.

  • Hi you can find the w 37 Suzuki on Rakuten Global Market.
    It is $1291
    It looks gorgeous ,
    There is a video also on the Suzuki global site, I think

  • MARK Issadore posted a new activity comment 1 year, 10 months ago

    Suzuki w37 kirosawa musical instrument store or suzuki website

  • Hi
    I just saw that suzuki is offering a wood custom made melodica.
    It looks like the Pro37 and sells for over $1200!
    I wonder if it has better reeds.
    It would have to be unbelievable way out of my price range!

  • MARK Issadore became a registered member 1 year, 10 months ago