Sound Test Hohner Professional 36 & Wooden Yamaha P-37D

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  • #7338
    AvatarBruno Travi
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    #7339
    AvatarBruno Travi
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    #7340
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    Very nice, Bruno. Both sound very good. Have you compared the wooden P-37D with a regular one?

    #7346
    Daren BanarsëDaren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    Thanks for this Bruno. The wooden one sounds very smooth and warm. Is this one you’ve made yourself?

    #7350
    AvatarMelodica-Me
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    Nice tone Bruno, what kind of wood did you use?
    Melodica-Me

    #7352
    AvatarBruno Travi
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    Hello everyone.

    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.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1I4WRon9blLWFN3TFpkcW85SUE/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1I4WRon9blLMXlTR2NEaWFpVjg/view?usp=sharing

    #7363
    AvatarBruno Travi
    Participant

    I will try to fill the inside with cork sheet , see what happens

    #7364
    AvatarBruno Travi
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    The idea is to find a sound color near to Profesional…

    #7365
    AvatarBruno Travi
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    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 !!

    #7373
    AvatarLowboy
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    Hi Bruno,

    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.

    Regards,

    Lowboy

    #7374
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    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.

    #7379
    Daren BanarsëDaren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    It looks like its all wood to me Alan. Here’s the pics for easy comparison:

    wooden melodica

    wooden melodica

    Very similar construction design to the one I made out of ply wood:

    Plyeood P32D melodica

    #7381
    Daren BanarsëDaren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    Bruno – why add corksheet?

    #7382
    AvatarAlan Brinton
    Participant

    Oops! I somehow overlooked those photos.

    #7384
    AvatarBruno Travi
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    Hi Daren,
    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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