- September 13, 2015 at 1:14 am #5932
Hi! I have tuned and repaired and adjusted the reeds on a Hohner melodica-piano 36 (looks just like this).
It’s sounding and playing fantastic now, but I somehow cracked the mouthpiece beyond repair — this is the tan plastic part that hangs on the end of the tube. I’m not especially fond of it, but I’d like to replace it anyway. I was amazed to find this and this, both of which look like the ticket, but don’t list this (older) model as being compatible, so I thought I’d check with the experts.
Any insight? Thanks!September 13, 2015 at 5:55 am #5934Melodica-MeParticipant
Clep, this mouth piece will the Hohner Piano 36, it is for an HM 900 take a picture and post I may have one that may work for you, If it does you can have it as I do not use these.
Monsters of MelodicaSeptember 13, 2015 at 9:25 pm #5939
Thanks! That’s very generous! Here is what I have (click for picture) — includes rough dimensions. Does that seem to match what you’re talking about?September 14, 2015 at 12:25 am #5940Melodica-MeParticipant
Clep, these do not look like anything I have, sorry. The one that you found looks a lot closer and may work better.
Melodica-MeSeptember 14, 2015 at 3:13 am #5942
Thanks anyway! I’ll take my chances with one of the suppliers above. I kinda wonder if the previous owner subbed in the mouthpiece or something. Cursory research suggests that the 36 didn’t come with the mouthpiece that I broke.September 14, 2015 at 9:39 am #5943Alan BrintonParticipant
I’m pretty sure that combo you have of the HM-900/901/Student mouthpiece and the other fitting was created for use of a tube with those early button style Hohner Melodicas, which were introduced before tubes became standard issue with most melodicas. The Piano 36 also didn’t come with a tube, and the previous owner of yours probably either adapted the mouthpiece and fitting (and another fitting) to play the Piano 36 with a tube or else found that it could be used directly as a short (and awkward looking) mouthpiece.
AlanSeptember 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm #5944
…which explains why the tube and mouthpiece are so awkward to fit into the 36’s case, which is how the mouthpiece got broken in the first place. 🙂 Thanks for the info!
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