I didn’t mean to compare the melodica to Hammond as it is known today.
But if instead of all the blues and soul experience you have had, you had like me
grown up in a house with an older model Hammond(a BC) that not only didn’t have a Leslie
but was also built before they invented the Hammond percussion you would find the sound somewhat sterile and inexpressive. For a comparison turn the Leslie off, turn vibrato and percussion off and play for a bit.
I think I’m going to carry this thought over to yet another post.