And You, Lowboy, not alone! I also noticed, has long been that Hohner is most suitable for blues, but primarily (for me) for jazz. And it is clear why: on the Hohner instruments goes better differentiated articulation ; in contrast to the more “luxurious” tools that are increasingly beginning to resemble trimmed accordion .
About microphone for melodica: Steve Kristofferson advised me Shure Beta 58, with whom he play for over 20 years, and which, in his opinion better than SM 58 . Here of course missing special microphone for melodica.