New Hammond S-27H

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  • #2128
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    I won’t be buying one of these, but it’s out there, on eBay for $350.

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjE2WDgwMA==/z/NVYAAOxy9X5TXJ7V/$_57.JPG

    #2131
    AvatarMelodica-Me
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    Allen, I was going to pull the trigger on the Suzuki Soprano S-32 but I had heard that Suzuki Hammond was going to release a soprano melodion with a pick-up, I do not use the pick up for recording only for live performance with my effects pedals so this is important for me. So add the cost of a pick up to the price tag of the Suzuki S-27 its a no brainer.

    Melodica-Me

    #2132
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    You mean the S-32 when you say S-27, right? At the moment the S-32C is on Amazon (USA) with free shipping at $49.99. Let me know if you’re going to buy it. If not, I will at that ridiculous price. I’m almost certain it’s what’s inside my soprano Mylodica, but it doesn’t work well for me there.

    #2133
    AvatarMelodica-Me
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    Alan, there is a Suzuki S-27 but I was looking at the S-32 Suzuki not sure about the C. I think the one inside your Mylodica is a Melodyhorn, but not sure. The Mylodica I have (alto) is basically a mishmash of a cheap Melodyhorn and Oak. I have one and don’t use it at all simply because I can only get about 30 minutes of play time before the gargle sound sets in, so for recording once that happens I don’t have the time to wait for it to dry out. Its a really bad design or should I say after market design. The Suzuki S-32 that I have seen run about $120.00 bucks New. I have never seen it for that cheap, I will look tonight on Amazon to see if it is the same one. I will probably buy the Hammond S-27, if it is anything like the 44 or Hyper or even the Bass BB, I know I will probably like the sound and feel of it.
    Melodica-Me

    #2134
    AvatarMelodica-Me
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    Alan, went on Amazon and the cheapest one I could find is $105.00 where did you see the one for $49.00? I have never seen them that cheap New.
    Melodica-Me

    #2138
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    I bought the one on Amazon for 49.99 this evening from ShopCheapSkate. Look at Leapinglinda.net and you’ll find one for $57.18. I don’t why these low prices are up, as in the past it’s typically been $120+.

    I’m sure the Hammond is good though obviously a lot more expensive.

    #2139
    AvatarMelodica-Me
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    Wow, what a great price. Let me know how it works out for you and if it was not a factory second or something funny like that. Is the S-32 the first version then the S-32C they look different, just wondering why the C was added.
    Melodica-Me

    #2140
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    I’m not aware of there being a plain S-32 as compared with the S-32C, Melodica-Me, though I may have referred to the 32C sometimes leaving the C off. I don’t know the meaning of the C, but the M-32C, M-37C, A-34C all have the C suffix, and they’re all clearly of the same “family.” I really like the design of them and expected to eventually add the S-32C. When I first saw the S-32C they were about $185. Amazon has one with free delivery for Prime members now at $99.50. I’m always monitoring melodicas on Amazon out of curiosity, so I’ll let you know if I see the S-32C or the new Hammond at a low price. Some of the prices jump around and occasionally get very low.

    #2143
    AvatarKevin
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    I think there is a little confusion here.
    There are actually two models of the Mylodica:
    http://www.melodicas.com/melodicas.htm
    Scroll about halfway down the page and they are still listing the second model.

    The original is a 3 octave Mylodica which we have all determined is an Angel Melodyhorn with a wooden case around it.
    the other is the “Soloist” that they are advertising as a soprano instrument. I believe this is the one Alan owns and is referring to.
    My suspicion by looking at the range and the similarities of the carrying bag in the photo is that the Soloist is an encased Suzuki S-32.
    I’m anxiously waiting for Alan to confirm this when he receives the soprano Suzuki?

    #2145
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    Yes. Since the Mylodica Junior comes in a Suzuki S-32 soft yellow case, and since the insert looks so much like the innards of the Suzuki M-32C, the inference that it’s a Suzuki soprano seems elementary, My Dear Watson. But I’m also awaiting confirmation.

    #2146
    AvatarMelodica-Me
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    Kevin, The Suzuki MX 27S is in the same “range” of the Hammond SS S-27S which is in the Soprano range and is an octave higher than the Suzuki MX 27 which is the Alto range. If you add the 8VA that puts it an octave higher as well, example if you play your melodica C1, it would sound like C2 on the piano an octave higher.
    Melodica-Me

    #2249
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    Melodica-Me,

    My Suzuki S-32C arrived today via Amazon from ShopCheapSkate for $49.99 with free delivery. It is new and has no signs of wear or defect, and all the notes play fine, though the sound is pretty thin right at the high end. I will post more about this model under General melodica discussion after I’ve played it some, checked the tuning (which seems good), and disassembled it. Externally, this melodion is exactly the same as the M-32C except for its nice burgundy color — same tray with same “vent” holes, spit valve, etc. It is exactly one octave higher. Happy about all that, as I love the M-32C. ShopCheapSkate had just one for sale, but I’ll keep my eye on them. They had the MX-32C for $39.99 for the past few days, two of them, but sold one and now have it at $49.50 That’s still a good price, but I don’t know about the MX series.

    Alan

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