Reply To: Lubricating oil for melodica mechanisms

Alan Brinton

I brought up a similar issue with the Piano 36 I bought recently, though with white keys. A previous owner has apparently addressed the problem by bending shafts, I would guess using two needlepoint pliers. I have a junker on order from which I’ll try transplanting keys. With mine, I think the keys are too close for lubrication to provide even a temporary fix. But food grade silicone is probably the best bet on that.

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