Designed in collaboration with leading harmonica manufacturer Suzuki Musical Instruments, the Hammond 44 Acoustic-Electric Melodion produces unique sounds that work in all genres of music”pop, jazz, roots, rock, country, blues, Latin, reggae, world/ethnic, and folk.The Hammond 44 incorporate a built-in dynamic microphone with 1/4" phone jack that ... Click To Read More About This Product
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Designed in collaboration with leading harmonica manufacturer Suzuki Musical Instruments, the Hammond 44 Acoustic-Electric Melodion produces unique sounds that work in all genres of music”pop, jazz, roots, rock, country, blues, Latin, reggae, world/ethnic, and folk.
The Hammond 44 incorporate a built-in dynamic microphone with 1/4" phone jack that reduces the mechanical noise captured by external microphones. The microphone delivers exceptionally clear, HD-quality sound.
The 44-note piano-style keyboard has a slightly shallower key stroke than other keyboards, giving you fast fingering and smooth glissandos.
To give you exceptional sound, the Hammond 44 Melodion uses newly designed custom-tapered reeds that produce brighter and warmer sounds than other keyboards.
You can play the Melodion any way you want using the three included mouthpieces, Use the short mouthpiece and included hand strap to play the Hammond 44 like a trumpet. Using the flexible mouthpiece, you can hold the 44 at arm's length or sling it on like a guitar by attaching a guitar strap (sold separately) to the included strap buttons. Using the L-joint long mouthpiece, you can play it as a tabletop instrument or on top of your organ, piano, or synth. It's non-skid feet will keep the 44 in place as you play.
Includes a backpack-style gig bag in black and burgundy with a Hammond logo, a polishing cloth, and all the accessories.
Sound source: Phosphorous bronze tapered, plated reeds
3 mouthpieces: Short, Flexible, L Joint Mouthpiece
Microphone output: 1/4" phone jack
Microphone type: Dynamic
Adjustable hand-strap with Velcro
Dimensions: 22 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 2"
Weight: 2lb., 10oz.
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I love the idea of this instrument, however there seems to be a flaw that causes it to leak after a few uses. I've bought two so far and both have developed the same problem. When you blow into the chamber a note sounds even though no key is pressed. There is really no way to service the instrument either. Professional users take caution with this instrument. Great idea but flawed. If anyone had similar problems, I'd like to hear about it.
I have been a Hammond fan for years, and when I first heard about this instrument, I was intrigued. I was extremely disappointed in the overall quality and sound of this instrument. I expected it to sound more like a harmonica. It sounds like a child's toy! Then, out of curiosity, I asked how much the instrument sold for. Are you kidding me!?! I wouldn't pay more than $50 or $60 for this thing! Come on, Hammond! You can do better than this!
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