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Hot Rod your Hohner
« on: March 06, 2019, 10:05:39 PM »

I am putting together a bunch of videos over the next few weeks whilst doing up a second hand Pokerwork. The videos will cover the following:
  • Refacing treble pallets
  • Refacing bass pallets
  • Restricting treble action
  • Removing the thumb strap
  • Bushing the bass buttons
  • Retaping the bellows
  • Converting to 4th button start
  • Rewaxing
  • Anything else I have to do to the box
Hope people find the videos informative, useful, etc


Introduction Video

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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 10:37:53 PM »

Thanks Lester, that should be very interesting!

I like your grimace at 1'46" in the Introduction Video, it really sums up your assesment of the normal-for-Hohner tuning...  ;)
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 11:23:29 PM »

Ooooh I'm very much looking forward to seeing this! :)
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 11:34:06 PM »

This should be good. You've taken pity on me after my description of my pokerwork!
You'll be doing a little tuning too?
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 11:34:21 PM »

Excellent. Looking forward to hearing the difference as well as seeing the jobs done.
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2019, 05:47:56 PM »

Episode 2 - Refacing the treble pallets.

In which I speak and prove that I have difficulty converting a cogent sequence of thought into a sentence, you'll get the drift :)


https://youtu.be/g7nVDIXF3qc

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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 06:33:50 PM »

Great stuff, and the long nosed angled pliers trick is very useful, I used to keep taking the keyboard on and of, till they were right.

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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2019, 06:55:45 PM »

This is going to be a very good, and very informative series of videos. While I imagine it will somewhat be filled with things people (including yourself) have been saying on mel net for some years, being able to see it all from start to end and the little woes that befall you on the journey will, I think, help a lot of people. I'm glad that you are talking through the process, as you go, too. Good stuff!
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 07:03:59 PM »

Required viewing, I would say! Thank you, Lester. Consummately well done.
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2019, 09:14:53 PM »

Thanks Lester. How long does it take you to complete the entire job demonstrated (at your present level of experience and proficiency, of course)?
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2019, 09:41:11 PM »

Thanks for this Lester!
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2019, 02:02:34 AM »

I see that I have been far too dainty and reverential in my treatment of the innards of the Erica D/G.
Perhaps I should try a practice run on the little one row 'Diana' to see what refacing the pallets will do for that, to get my hand in.

Great viewing, and it might even start a 'fettle alonga Lester' movement.
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2019, 07:03:44 AM »

Be very careful with the end cutters though.
If the pins show any resisistence at all use heat and heavy electricians pliers.

(sez he who sheared the head off a bellows pin last week)
« Last Edit: March 09, 2019, 10:58:05 PM by Peadar »
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2019, 08:13:05 AM »

Excellent - Thank you
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2019, 08:30:14 AM »

Thanks Lester. How long does it take you to complete the entire job demonstrated (at your present level of experience and proficiency, of course)?


The total time seems to be ~50 minutes excluding the 15 minute glue setting time. This is calculated from the original video duration

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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2019, 08:30:48 AM »

Episode 2 - Refacing the treble pallets.

In which I speak and prove that I have difficulty converting a cogent sequence of thought into a sentence, you'll get the drift :)

https://youtu.be/g7nVDIXF3qc

Excellent stuff, Lester. Well done for taking the time and effort to produce this.  (:)  :|glug
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2019, 08:51:19 AM »

Thank you, Lester.
This is both educational and inspirational!
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2019, 10:10:29 AM »

have only just seen this thread  . great stuff Lester  I  and many others look forward to the rest of your series and appreciate the time and effort you will be putting in. Thanks!

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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2019, 02:25:10 PM »

It looks great on the big telly.
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2019, 08:16:32 PM »

And today children, in Episode 3, we shall be Restricting the Treble Action

Thanks to Theo for the original idea.

https://youtu.be/AVtbYmi1oxE
« Last Edit: March 09, 2019, 08:41:09 PM by Lester »
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