Home / Forums / General melodica discussion / Hammond hyper 44 melodica / Reply To: Hammond hyper 44 melodica Reply To: Hammond hyper 44 melodica July 5, 2022 at 11:25 pm #14228 LamarParticipant Hi, Mark, I have an M37C Melodion and a Hammond Pro 44 HP V2. The Hammond has studs for inexpensive guitar straps and that’s what I use to play it. (I’ve been experimenting with playing with both hands.) The Hammond is by far my favorite melodica to play. I LIKE having that octave below middle C, and the reed response is quick without any excessive air requirement. I also ordered a spare set of reeds for it (from Japan), as I intend to keep it at least until the cows come home.