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- September 8, 2021 at 1:21 pm #13766
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.July 19, 2021 at 1:46 pm #13730
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.July 17, 2021 at 1:20 pm #13726
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.June 12, 2021 at 1:05 pm #13325
Thanks for the kind words, Michael. I agree with you about Suzuki.June 11, 2021 at 3:08 am #13321
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.
AlanApril 9, 2021 at 3:25 pm #13243
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.April 9, 2021 at 3:22 pm #13242
Yorkshire, one of my favorite places in the whole wide world! Welcome, Ben.January 23, 2021 at 10:20 pm #13180January 21, 2021 at 5:47 pm #13178
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.January 17, 2021 at 5:19 pm #13160
It’s a work of art.January 16, 2021 at 3:58 am #13151
I don’t know that tune. Great performance and great sound. Gotta get me one of those hats.January 16, 2021 at 3:41 am #13150
It is such a great melodica. I have several of them, even one of the pink ones.January 14, 2021 at 11:32 pm #13147
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.January 14, 2021 at 11:27 pm #13146
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.January 5, 2021 at 3:29 pm #13141