Reply To: Too scared to tune!!


I was scared too to break everything but one really out-of-tune note forced me to do so. I ended retuning the whole keys. I expected the reed to be much more thin, so there’s a good margin until you break something (Hohner26 for me).

The reed gapping adjustment was a more difficult process as i learned the gapping didn’t have to be uniform (the high-pitch keys gap have to be REALLY REALLY small… i had some difficulties with the last 4 keys).

I also learn that for playing my style (reggae roots), a well tuned melodica doesn’t sound too good for that .. but that’s another story. From now i would probably just only tune some specific keys which don’t sound good.

I would really recommend the tuning experience, you will gain much knowledge on your instrument.

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