Melodica

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Re: Melodica

Post by higgsblossom » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:25 am

You don’t get it: you can clone your own New Order with it... 😉
"500€? That's the price of a J Mascis Jazzmaster!"

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Re: Melodica

Post by dezb1 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:29 am

It's not new order without Hooky.

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Re: Melodica

Post by dezb1 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:41 pm

Must say I'm really enjoying playing this thing... may need to start a sound system.

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Re: Melodica

Post by budda12ax7 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:58 pm

got Dub???

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Re: Melodica

Post by dezb1 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:29 am

budda12ax7 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:58 pm
got Dub???

Been a lifestyle change

https://youtu.be/2NHMIAbnQLs

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Re: Melodica

Post by dezb1 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:18 am

Well it would appear I now have a melodica collection:

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Was talking to my cousin about the weans buying me a melodica for my birthday (after I explained what it was) he told me he had an old one in his garage he'd had from when he was a kid (1970s) - which he's very kindly given me needs a clean / service - so I'll need so work out how you do that as the inside looks a bit dubious.

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Re: Melodica

Post by higgsblossom » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:35 pm

That’s the exact model I have. Nice find!
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Re: Melodica

Post by dezb1 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:23 pm

Took it apart and cleaned it last night... and glad I did the inside was boggin, I found the remains of a 1980s spider. Keys are still a bit discoloured but it's all clean. And I had to replace the bit of foam that separates the mouth piece from the main chamber as it had totally degraded and was crumbling.

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Re: Melodica

Post by mbene085 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:12 pm

higgsblossom wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:42 am
I found an original Hohner one at a flea market last year and it’s so much fun! I like that it can be both a toy and a „real“ instrument, and it was only 5€. A vintage instrument I can afford 😉

One of those: Image

They’re great for drones, too.
You're a braver soul than I to be putting something unsterilizable from a flea market in your mouth.

I've played plenty of used woodwinds before, but only with my own mouthpiece.

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Re: Melodica

Post by higgsblossom » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:39 pm

I cleaned it with some ethanol, seemed to be enough.
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Re: Melodica

Post by dezb1 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:56 am

higgsblossom wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:39 pm
I cleaned it with some ethanol, seemed to be enough.
But what about the spiders lurking inside it...

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Re: Melodica

Post by higgsblossom » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:20 am

:wtf: At least they lived a life full of music...
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