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mselic

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"Ghost" notes sounding on treble side
« on: January 03, 2017, 03:31:22 PM »

I have a very old Hohner 3-stop, one row which has started to sound other notes when some of the treble notes are depressed. It only happens on a few of the lower notes: I will depress and play one button and I will hear othwr treble notes sounding as well, although more quietly. Anyone know what causes this?
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Re: "Ghost" notes sounding on treble side
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 03:59:05 PM »

Badly fitted reed blocks allowing air leaks under the reed blocks, cracks or failed glue in reed blocks. Pallets or other mechanism/keyboard parts making contact are the main reasons.  Can be hard to track down the exact cause.
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Re: "Ghost" notes sounding on treble side
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 04:31:20 PM »

Does it change anything to the problem when you open/close each stop ?
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Re: "Ghost" notes sounding on treble side
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 06:13:09 PM »

Does it change anything to the problem when you open/close each stop ?

It happens to varying degrees with each stop.

What puzzles me is why it suddenly began doing this after sitting on the shelf, having worked perfectly  fine a month ago. Perhaps changes in the environment? I heat with wood, which makes it rather dry in the house. Alternately, when I'm away for the day, the damp cold settles in a little bit.
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Re: "Ghost" notes sounding on treble side
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2017, 07:24:15 AM »

Any children in the house lately?
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