No problem At all Gayle, since I rum the Hammond through the amp it does not need to be to loud because I mic my am and it goes through the PA. I used a preamp for a while but the tube died and I haven’t got around to ordering one and I have not had a real issue with volume, my issue is sound quality, the Traynor K4 is a great keyboard amp but not that great with the Melodica. I am looking into a Schertler Jam 150 smaller but better tone quality. I will then mic that as well. I am glad you were able to get your reed plate, with your issues, I am thinking of ordering one just in case my 44 goes out. It cost about the same for me to get a custom reed made.