Paul

  • Paul replied to the topic hohner mouthpiece in the forum Vintage Melodicas 10 months ago

    Actually I may go with shellac instead. It’s well-known for being non-toxic, it sticks to anything, and I know I have some on hand. It’s fairly expensive, though. But it won’t take a lot to coat a mouthpiece.

  • Paul replied to the topic hohner mouthpiece in the forum Vintage Melodicas 10 months ago

    Just did a little research and apparently polyurethane lacquer is considered food safe (once dry, of course). I may have some on hand, so I think I’ll try sanding one or two of these and coating them. I’ll do some more research and see if there’s a particular brand or type that’s recommended. If I end up doing this for all of them, I’ll have to…[Read more]

  • I’ve been curious about adding a filter of some kind to either the input or output to change the tone. I’m mainly interested in achieving a more saxophone-like sound. Humming the same note that you’re playing gets interesting results, though it depends on the ability to match the note and on the player’s vocal range. Humming a drone also works,…[Read more]

  • Paul replied to the topic hohner mouthpiece in the forum Vintage Melodicas 10 months ago

    Hi Daren,

    I found someone locally through 3Dhubs.com. I brought over a melodica and mouthpiece and he made drawings based on the mouthpiece and tested the fit on the melodica. I wouldn’t characterize these as flexible; the Hohner mouthpiece design is pretty thick, compared to say, a water bottle, and at that thickness they just feel solid.

    I…[Read more]

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  • I started getting into the melodica just a few months ago, and I’m really enjoying it. Maybe too much… I’ve gotten three already: a green Hohner soprano, a Hohner piano 26 and a Hohner piano 27, all the old, metal cased versions, and they sound great. The reviews on this site were a big factor in choosing those models. Other ones I’ve heard in…[Read more]

  • I started getting into the melodica just a few months ago, and I’m really enjoying it. Maybe too much… I’ve gotten three already: a green Hohner soprano, a Hohner piano 26 and a Hohner piano 27, all the old, metal cased versions, and they sound great. The reviews on this site were a big factor in choosing those models. Other ones I’ve heard in…[Read more]

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