- July 4, 2016 at 8:36 pm #7338July 4, 2016 at 8:36 pm #7339July 4, 2016 at 11:22 pm #7340
Very nice, Bruno. Both sound very good. Have you compared the wooden P-37D with a regular one?July 6, 2016 at 6:35 pm #7346
Thanks for this Bruno. The wooden one sounds very smooth and warm. Is this one you’ve made yourself?July 7, 2016 at 4:33 am #7350Melodica-MeParticipant
Nice tone Bruno, what kind of wood did you use?
Melodica-MeJuly 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm #7352
The case was made by a friend who makes musical instruments.
The wood is from Amazonas and is known by several names; palisangre, palisandro, jacaranda.
Soon I’ll make a comparison with plastic and wood case.July 7, 2016 at 3:27 pm #7363
I will try to fill the inside with cork sheet , see what happensJuly 7, 2016 at 3:35 pm #7364
The idea is to find a sound color near to Profesional…July 7, 2016 at 3:36 pm #7365
I want to try with harder wood, I think this may increase the mid frequencies (800 Hz around) and attenuate the high: Daaaark Siiiide… Sorry ! Daaaark Sooooound !!July 9, 2016 at 5:32 pm #7373LowboyParticipant
The wooden case makes the melodica look great. As soon as you put a nice looking wooden case on a melodica, it create a perception that elevates the instrument to a new level.
Not to mention that the sound from the wooden-cased melodica was noticeably sweet and smooth.
Imagine if melodica makers created a beautiful wooden cabinet and then sold several types of the innards that you just installed in the case. No moisture on the wood, but you still got some benefit from having a wooden case, perhaps with a resonating chamber.
LowboyJuly 9, 2016 at 5:46 pm #7374
Well, the stock P-37D is, to my ear, noticeably sweet and smooth. So I look forward to a sound comparison by Bruno. Also, though, I’m curious as to the extent to which his case is wooden. I can’t tell whether the bottom is the original or made of wood. A wood top and end pieces seem less likely to change the sound, but can greatly enhance the look and feel of the instrument.July 10, 2016 at 11:16 am #7379
It looks like its all wood to me Alan. Here’s the pics for easy comparison:
Very similar construction design to the one I made out of ply wood:July 10, 2016 at 11:33 am #7381
Bruno – why add corksheet?July 10, 2016 at 1:28 pm #7382
Oops! I somehow overlooked those photos.July 10, 2016 at 4:37 pm #7384
I’ll use corksheet to emulate a hardwood, which have higher density. I hope that this will reduce the high frequencies.
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