I will go on with the gasket and post further in the other clavietta thread.
Will experiment with the pickup and post my findings here if and how it works.
Perhaps i disamble the micro and make detailed pictures.
I have written in the forum regarding preamps and boost for the Hammond 44 pickup that has the same issue (low Volume) Type in the search box Hammond Pick ups and the thread will pop up. maybe you will fond something that will work for you there.
Hello Michael, I use leather lace for the gasket, and lap the ends. Make sure to fully seal the leather with a silicone sealer and let it dry for a couple of days before you set the air chamber cover, if not, moisture will penetrate the leather and mold will grow. and you will need to replace again. This works well.
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so it seems that somebody modified this clavietta with the pickup!?
see my photos from the inside in last post linked. it is just a passive microphone assembled in the middle of the backplate.
on first look it seemed to be original to me, but i could be wrong.
Already tested the pickup with an activ loudspeaker. sound is…[Read more]
Hello Michael and welcome to the forum. There was a model that Clavietta released that had a built in microphone, but that one had a volume control. I had not seen one with out the control. You would be able to plug it it right into a amplifier and see what gives. Start low and work the volume up slowly. If it dose not sound you may need a boost…[Read more]
this is Michael from Germany.
I am very new to this forum and also to melodicas at all 😉
My girfriend wanted a cheap melodica, so i started to search for new melodicas and ended with some vintage ones to try…
A few days ago i was lucky and got two pieces very cheap:
one Hohner Pro 36 in mint condition (leaky like they are) and
Looking forward to your update!
Hi! some news. Claudio is a little in late in the construction of Vibrandoneon. three weeks ago I went to his shop but the instrument wasn’t available yet. next week I’ll go to him again. I hope in some good news. He told me that the work is going on. stay tuned
Just a check in to say I play melodica (pianica) with a pickup bluegrass band, and it fits in pretty well! That group has a lot of strings that the free reeds can cut through!
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