- April 21, 2018 at 11:42 pm #9815Daren BanarsëKeymaster
I thought I’d open a thread for our new member, Mr Bread Pudding, who’s looking for a melodica with musette tuning.
My Mk I Vibrandoneon originally came with musette tuning. It had 2 reed banks tuned to (nearly) the same pitch. it wasn’t a sound I was keen on, and I ended up taking out a whole set of reeds to provide a single reed sound. Of course the Vibrandoneon is now extinct…
“I have tried making one out of an old accordion, but no luck so far”
This sounds really interesting – it would be great to see some photos of how you went about this. I’m wondering what difficulties you encountered?
What sort of music are you hoping to play on it?April 22, 2018 at 6:32 pm #9816Melodica-MeParticipant
Here is another video of Tatu playing his melodica that is tuned to create a vibrato and a picture of the reed section. His work is exceptional and very thought out.April 23, 2018 at 10:04 am #9817Daren BanarsëKeymaster
I hadn’t seen that video before MM. I wish he’d play a whole piece of music!May 1, 2018 at 1:23 pm #9831Tatu SalmelaParticipant
My bandonina has octave tuned reeds, not musette/vibrato tuned. However, it is possible to do musette tuning with the same structure. https://www.facebook.com/salmelainstruments/ I added some photos yesterday, and there is a video with the owner of the instrument.May 1, 2018 at 1:46 pm #9832Tatu SalmelaParticipant
In the first video linked by MM, there is some vibrato because the reeds are still in factory tuning and many of the octaves don’t match. I’m still doing work on the instrument, my customer now wants it a bit shorter. The bass notes require a lot of air, and a decent breathing technique. So, the next version will be 32 notes F-c, easier to handle.May 2, 2018 at 1:51 am #9833BinyominParticipant
I’m intrigued by your bandonina and would love to know more about it. The links posted above don’t work for me, excepting to your instrument page on Facebook. The pics look great!
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