• @Ricky, I first tried my miking setup with the original plastic case and the key noise was very loud. Also, the capsules were too near the air vents and the amplification was not even. Now that there’s more space, I have far less key noise and the notes are well balanced coming out from the mics.
    For the same reasons, I doubt an electric kit would…[Read more]

  • @melodica-me Hiya! I’m new to this forum and the reason I joined is that I need a little help with a project. I’ll start by saying that I’m reasonably adept at technical stuff like tuning harmonicas & Melodicas but I’ve just acquired a ’62 Professional 36 that needs attention. One of the reeds has been “repaired” by an unknown party back in…[Read more]

    • Hello NN, unfortunately I do not have any extra reeds for the Professional 36 at this time. I actually just sold one pro 36 that was to be used for parts to another Melodica player that was in desperate need of some reeds and a body. (He dropped his). They come around a few times a year. If you only need the reeds, I would look for another one on…[Read more]

      • Hi Melodica-Me,
        Call me Niven (it’s my given name). Thanks so much for your prompt reply and in answer to your question I am in the UK. Thank for your advice, I already planned to try to acquire a junk specimen in order to have a reservoir of spare parts. The instrument I have is in fantastic condition but one of the reeds was replaced in its…[Read more]

  • @melodica-me Thank-you SO much, it’s nice to be amongst melodica friends after a rough day of accordion repair shops telling me that they cannot help. I wonder if a harmonica or harmonium reed could be a good substitute? Since it has a voice most similar to a harmonica this might make sense, but the size/shape might be all wrong. Anyway, thanks…[Read more]

  • @melodica-me I’d value your input, I see that you have dealt with Claviettas extensively in the past. Where to turn in search of a replacement reed? Might you have parts from an earlier project?

  • Thanks to you all for your comments on the Clavietta Labourdette which delighted me very much! This is a highly interesting instrument and I really hope that one day it may be produced properly. I’m in touch with an accordion maker but I will have to do a lot of persuading as he is not convinced of the necessity of a bending mechanism – he cla…[Read more]

  • To keep things on topic:


    Your simple trick works! No problem with the H36 PRO anymore. Just let it rest upside down (I use my saxophone stand as I have no melodica stand). The high D doesn’t clog up anymore…

    Thanks a lot!