Home / Forums / Melodica construction, repair and maintenance / Does anyone play without their shell? / Reply To: Does anyone play without their shell? Reply To: Does anyone play without their shell? November 23, 2013 at 10:07 pm #980 KevinParticipant I had wondered about the chance of warping when they told me it didn’t have a valve Troy, sorry to hear that it happened to you. That’s an interesting and informative thread you posted. I hadn’t seen that photo Alan. Very impressive work, I;m struck by how much it looks like the Mylodica, wish they had posted a soundfile. I can’t wait to see if you can fit your Yamaha into the Mylodica body and hear what it sounds like.