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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #100 on: April 10, 2019, 11:22:39 AM »

Episode 5 - Refacing the Bass End Pallets

Despite being mostly employed as a woodworker since the age of 15, and searching on the internet for clarification, I am unable to answer the following question: What, if any, is the difference between a veneer pin and a headed brad? Is veneer pin perhaps a British term for wire gauge headed brads?

Once again, two peoples separated by a common language. :-)

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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #101 on: April 11, 2019, 12:46:05 PM »

Although my D/G Erica is still an ongoing project I took it to a session last night and was told that my playing was coming on well - I suspect that my ability to keep up with the pace set is entirely down to the fettling videos. It is so much more airtight and I've got the keyboard almost perfect.
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #102 on: April 11, 2019, 02:29:54 PM »

Almost everything and a bit more will be needed for my next project. Refacing the pallets is the most urgent as there is a residue of moulting felt surrounding the pallet mechanisms.
And regasketing the bellows will improve its box asthma.
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #103 on: April 11, 2019, 07:12:39 PM »

Almost everything and a bit more will be needed for my next project. Refacing the pallets is the most urgent as there is a residue of moulting felt surrounding the pallet mechanisms.
And regasketing the bellows will improve its box asthma.

That there is a big box. Three voice MMM most likely although LMM is possible. Refacing pallets on the bass end may take a while or be too daunting to attempt as the complex mechanism that allows reed sharing for the chords make it impossible (in my estimation) to access the pallets without removing the mechanism en masse. I seem to remember looking at it once and wondering if I might remove the stradella type links one by one into a holding rack in the right order. If you do have a go please take pictures and document your methodology, that would be very useful. Good luck.
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #104 on: April 11, 2019, 08:35:19 PM »

It's LMM Pete. The tremolo and low reeds can be switched out. H reeds apart from T reeds on the bass notes only.
The treble pallets fall apart as I play it, but it sounds fantastic. And LOUD. The bass seems not too bad so that might not be urgent.
I have a club IIB too. A grey Darth but in worse condition. That might be for the chop though I'm quite fond of the Darth look.
I can't do a series like Lester, but I'll do photos and try and do it in sensible stages.
Bass will stay club, but I can't cope with the gleichton. Not at this stage.
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #105 on: April 12, 2019, 12:11:41 PM »

That there is a big box. Three voice MMM most likely although LMM is possible. Refacing pallets on the bass end may take a while or be too daunting to attempt as the complex mechanism that allows reed sharing for the chords make it impossible (in my estimation) to access the pallets without removing the mechanism en masse. I seem to remember looking at it once and wondering if I might remove the stradella type links one by one into a holding rack in the right order. If you do have a go please take pictures and document your methodology, that would be very useful. Good luck.
My Club IIB Victoria has a sharing mechanism and it was quite easy to reach the pallets, the big issue was gluing the half-row pallets on the treble side.
If the club IIIB is similar, then it shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #106 on: April 12, 2019, 03:36:25 PM »

The Club IIIB is nothing like the Victoria Eshed, I'll take a pic when I get a chance.
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #107 on: April 12, 2019, 05:08:39 PM »

Here you go.
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #108 on: April 12, 2019, 05:13:41 PM »

Thanks! You learn new things every day :)
How many reeds per chord/bass does it have that such a contraption is necessary?
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #109 on: April 12, 2019, 06:21:04 PM »

I'll take the bass end off and take a pic of the reed blocks later this evening or tomorrow.  (:)
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Re: Hot Rod your Hohner
« Reply #111 on: April 15, 2019, 04:24:22 PM »

Just in case anybody knows, what size gasket do I need for the bellows on this club IIIBS and is it the same for a club IIB (Darth Vader type)?
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Something big, red and probably German in GCF.
Piles of other rubbish.
Now with added Darth.
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