I went for SLS plastic polished white on the elbow. $14 for three, and they sent one extra.
Hehe – you could build a spit trap out of a (largish) plastic pill bottle. Give it that pro look. 🙂
As an aside, I’m impressed with just how softly I can play the Hammond. My modern Performer 37 will puff past the reeds at soft wind velocity that makes sound on the Hammond. I know we get what we pay for, but what engineering makes the Hammond more sensitive?
So have we ascertained that the only mechanical difference between the 44H and the…[Read more]
I think that if something was loose in there, it would have to be from the reeds or keys, since everything in the melodica is there to support that linkage. Except the spit valve, of course. Yes, I did mean shake it. I’ve read about people actually whirling their melodicas to get the last few drops out… so shaking it won’t hurt it.
I’m glad it’s okay.
Thanks for your answer. Some notes seem a tiny bit untuned but I don’t think that this is due to the fall but rather to the fact that I play a lot with it. As for the spit valve, it seems okay. When I press on the button while playing a note, it lowers the sound of the note. As for the extra noise, you’re talking about when I shake it or…[Read more]