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  • #13766
    Alan Brinton
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    Hi, Gerald. It was a long time ago, in 2014, that I posted my question about Zenon. I have since learned more about them but had not heard that they were or are made by Seiko. The P323-A is a nice looking instrument. Congratulations.

    #13730
    Alan Brinton
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    Look also for “foam seal tape”, 1/16 or 1/8 inch thick. You want something that sticks (“self-sealing”) but doesn’t glue or have to be glued down. Weather strip, as Daren suggests, does that, though it’s a more general class of tape. It’s relatively cheap and you get a roll, so there’s plenty of room for experimentation and repeated attempts. It also should be soft and flexible enough to compress somewhat when you screw the cover back down. Also, you’ll cut it into strips whose ends compress when you put them in place.

    #13726
    Alan Brinton
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    Hi, Gerald. Quite a lot has been posted here about replacing gaskets. It’s not hard to fashion a newmain gasket.You can find info on this by searching the forums. Caulking would be a last resort.

    #13325
    Alan Brinton
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    Thanks for the kind words, Michael. I agree with you about Suzuki.

    #13321
    Alan Brinton
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    Hi, Michael.

    I don’t have the instrument at hand, but:

    1. To the best of my recollection, the moisture is expelled from the melodion when you push the button and blow. I wouldn’t worry about condensation damaging the instrument. If you’re concerned about this possibility, simply store it on end with the mouthpiece hole down.

    2. Disassemble on a towel so as to catch any small nuts that slip out of their slots when you remove the bots/screws. You’ll be able to see where they were seated, where they’ll remain unless they fall out when you turn it over.

    3. If it is airtight, I would not try to do anything to the hairline crack. Better to just leave it as is. With anything that might affect airtightness, I’d just leave it alone if there’s not a problem.
    Good luck with this; it’s a nice instrument.

    Alan

    #13243
    Alan Brinton
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    I don’t think there’s any difference. When I ordered a Student 32 through Amazon several years ago, I was sent an Instructor 32.

    #13242
    Alan Brinton
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    Yorkshire, one of my favorite places in the whole wide world! Welcome, Ben.

    #13180
    Alan Brinton
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    I wanted to view this several times before commenting, Daren. Marvelous video, incredible project and inspiring demonstration of your melodica’s sound at the end. You are a man of too many talents.

    #13178
    Alan Brinton
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    I got my first dose of the Moderna covid vaccine last week, Julie, so I’m feeling pretty good right now!

    I believe that all current Suzuki models have interchangeable mouthpieces and that this has been true since at least 1980.

    How about the Suzuki MP-142? That’s probably my favorite Suzuki mouthpiece, shown below in my M-32C. I don’t see one on sale on eBay right now, though I have in the past. Or maybe the MP-141, which you can find now on eBay? If you Google “suzuki mp-142 mouthpiece,” you may be able find somewhere to buy one of those. It’s shorter than the standard Suzuki mouthpiece and has a golden colored nub.

    http://www.suzukimusic.co.uk/products/melodion/accessories.html

    #13160
    Alan Brinton
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    It’s a work of art.

    #13151
    Alan Brinton
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    I don’t know that tune. Great performance and great sound. Gotta get me one of those hats.

    #13150
    Alan Brinton
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    It is such a great melodica. I have several of them, even one of the pink ones.

    #13147
    Alan Brinton
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    Hi, Julie. I suggest using the fitting from the long tube, the end that plugs into the melodica. This is in fact one of my favorite mouthpieces for Suzuki Melodions, for the reasons that you mention in your post. I always have one or two in the little bowl of melodica odds and ends on my desk.

    #13146
    Alan Brinton
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    The P-32E is not much different from the P-32D. The E is slightly lighter in weight, if I’m recalling correctly, and has slightly more rounded edges and corners. The sound is the same. I personally prefer the D, which to me feels a bit more solid and is easier to grip. But there’s not much else to choose between them.

    #13141
    Alan Brinton
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