OneHarp

  • Hiya! Sorry I’m a little late to this thread, but I come from the wide world of Harmonicas, where we blow out reeds all the time! 🙂 Yes, reed go flat when they start to develop “stress fractures” usually near the base of the reed (close to the rivet pad). Typically, one can retune a flat reed once or twice to get some more playing time out of it,…[Read more]

  • This was my first Melodica, and I only have one other to compare it to (a vintage Hohner Student model), although I am a fairly experienced harmonica player (and so know the characteristics and sound of reeds very well). I have taken this instrument apart to inspect its build quality, and because it needed some reed work. The reeds and reedplates…[Read more]

  • I really love this little guy. I have taken it apart (mainly to clean it), and although I only have one other Melodica to compare it to, I have extensive experience with Harmonicas (including reed work and other custom modification), and to my eye, the build quality of this Melodica is excellent. The gaps were all set very well, the sizing of the…[Read more]

  • Thank you! You’ve told me the main two things that I wanted to know (that build quality is similar, and that the range overlaps with the Soprano model, not the Alto). Really, what I wanted to know is if my “next” vintage button-style Hohner melodica purchase should be the Alto or Soprano, and you’ve answered that.

    I really love this little guy.…[Read more]

  • Hi guys!

    Here’s a track I laid down today, in the main “meme” of musical interests: combining Blues and Reggae.

    I’m only using the Melodica in a backing role in this one (I’m still working on my keyboard skills), but I think it’s in there prominently enough to be of some interest here… I composed the…[Read more]

  • Hi guys!

    Here’s a track I laid down today, in the main “meme” of musical interests: combining Blues and Reggae.

    I’m only using the Melodica in a backing role in this one (I’m still working on my keyboard skills), but I think it’s in there prominently enough to be of some interest here… I composed the track with…[Read more]

  • Thanks Lowboy! I’m really glad to see that there are others here who share my musical interests! I had a listen to some of the things you’ve posted here, and am quite impressed! I think I’m gonna like this board! 🙂

    -OneHarp

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  • Hi guys! It’s surprising how little info there is on the web about vintage melodicas (compared to, say, vintage harmonicas and accordians). I recently bought a vintage Hohner “student” melodica in (what I consider a pretty good) eBay deal ($23, shipped!), and I’m looking for some info on it (I like to know as much as I can about my instruments).…[Read more]

  • Hi all! I’m new here, and I thought I’d take a moment (and use my first post) to introduce myself… I’m a Blues/Reggae harmonica player (10+ years) who has relatively recently come to the world of Melodicas (a couple of years now). After owning a modern Hohner “Student 32” melodica for a couple of years, I just bought a vintage Hohner student…[Read more]

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    Hi all! I’m new here, and I thought I’d take a moment (and use my first post) to introduce myself… I’m a Blues/Reggae harmonica player (10+ years) who has relatively recently come to the world of Melodicas (a couple of years now). After owning a modern Hohner “Student 32” melodica for a couple of years, I just bought a vintage Hohner student…[Read more]

  • OneHarp started the topic Indroduction in the forum 5 years, 7 months ago

    Hi all! I’m new here, and I thought I’d take a moment (and use my first post) to introduce myself… I’m a Blues/Reggae harmonica player (10+ years) who has relatively recently come to the world of Melodicas (a couple of years now). After owning a modern Hohner “Student 32” melodica for a couple of years, I just bought a vintage Hohner student…[Read more]

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