Michael

  • Michael posted a new activity comment 4 days, 16 hours ago

    it seems that the side has some problems with posted contend with pictures or links.
    perhaps it is only me not seeing the post in the forum?

    to your question:
    the paint can get problems with vinegear and the first series of the soprano and alto had woodbodies. the later got plasticbodoes.
    the wooden parts could get problems when dunking in water…[Read more]

  • inside
    from the inside

  • tryed several times now to post a picture in this thread, but none of the posts were saved.

    wanted to say that that my pickup is working great with our tascam 8-track recorder.
    try to post the pic in the next post.

  • Michael replied to the topic Clavietta in the forum Vintage Melodicas 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    another post is lost. a problem with inserting links?

    next try with just one link:
    pictures of my clavietta and optimizing

  • Michael replied to the topic Clavietta in the forum Vintage Melodicas 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    so i would like to show what i posted and what dissapeared:

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    Michael replied to the topic Clavietta in the forum Vintage Melodicas
    21 hours, 48 minutes ago

    Without pressing any key my clavietta now holds the air very good. No leaks anymore.
    Cutted siliconwashers by my…[Read more]

  • Michael replied to the topic Clavietta in the forum Vintage Melodicas 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Test

  • Michael posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    thank you very much.
    this is exactly what i was looking for.
    for now i will stay with the aktual, because it is 95% better than bevore and disabling the keys is perhaps the not worth the result.
    the beauty is playable now and this is what we were looking for.

    edit:
    it seems that i did something wrong in the thread.the replys are not visible in…[Read more]

  • Michael replied to the topic Clavietta in the forum Vintage Melodicas 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Without pressing any key my clavietta now holds the air very good. No leaks anymore.
    Cutted siliconwashers by my self and spend some time by adjusting; renewed the gasket wir armaflex 3mm (yes, ist a little too thick, but working).
    My last post here

    It was hard to find the leaks, because of bad sealing on the other side of the valves.
    When…[Read more]

    • Michael, there will always be a little leakage in the Clavietta as the air escapes form the post on the key it’s self. if your keys are clanking a little, the grey felts under the key should be replaced. The felts are also another source to seal the air leaking from the post. when replacing do not cut a hole for the post to go through, use a…[Read more]

      • thank you very much.
        this is exactly what i was looking for.
        for now i will stay with the aktual, because it is 95% better than bevore and disabling the keys is perhaps the not worth the result.
        the beauty is playable now and this is what we were looking for.

        edit:
        it seems that i did something wrong in the thread.the replys are not visible in…[Read more]

  • Michael replied to the topic Suzuki M-36 in the forum Vintage Melodicas 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Found an old M36.
    Seller said the keys are stucking, he tryed to open it and failed.

    The sidescrews had been nearly destroyed ( the heads), one was very hard to loosen, but i got it free.
    He mixed up the screws.The sideplates have 4 screws an only two of them have the same lenght. (see pictures)

    The stucking keys problem was caused by the metal…[Read more]

  • Many thanks.
    I will go on with the gasket and post further in the other clavietta thread.
    Will experiment with the pickup and post my findings here if and how it works.
    Perhaps i disamble the micro and make detailed pictures.
    Thank you
    michael

  • Hello Melodica-Me,
    so it seems that somebody modified this clavietta with the pickup!?
    see my photos from the inside in last post linked. it is just a passive microphone assembled in the middle of the backplate.
    on first look it seemed to be original to me, but i could be wrong.
    Already tested the pickup with an activ loudspeaker. sound is…[Read more]

  • Hey,
    this is Michael from Germany.
    I am very new to this forum and also to melodicas at all 😉
    My girfriend wanted a cheap melodica, so i started to search for new melodicas and ended with some vintage ones to try…

    A few days ago i was lucky and got two pieces very cheap:
    one Hohner Pro 36 in mint condition (leaky like they are) and
    one…[Read more]

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