Discussions > General Discussion

Temperatures and melodeons

(1/4) > >>

Ellie:
Hi all,

Possibly a stupid question, but I'm sure I read somewhere (quite probably on here), that you have to be a bit careful with melodeons in extremes of temperature because of the wax that holds the reeds in. How extreme are extremes? I'm heading up to Shepley festival this weekend, and will be taking my box with me (it's first outing!!), but it'll probably spend most of the weekend in the car - is a warm summer's day temperature in a car in the sun likely to cause problems? Should I lug it around with me and use the box as a seat? Equally, how cold does it have to be to cause a problem? I'd rather take steps to avoid it rather than having to pay for it to be sorted out afterwards  ::)

Thanks!

Theo:

--- Quote from: Ellie on May 15, 2008, 01:46:11 PM ---is a warm summer's day temperature in a car in the sun likely to cause problems?

--- End quote ---

Yes! 

Your melodeon likes the same conditions that you would find comfortable.  If you can't avoid leaving it in the care on a sunny day then wrap it in a blanket, coat or other insulating material to keep the heat out, and put it out of direct sunlight.

Ellie:
Aha, perfect, that's exactly what I wanted to know, thankyou!

Québécois:
I use one of those large insulated shopping bags they sell in supermarkets to carry frozen foods and put the "cool" melodeon inside. Its shiny silver-colored surface seems to repel heat well too.

GuyWyatt:

--- Quote from: Ellie on May 15, 2008, 01:46:11 PM --- I'm heading up to Shepley festival this weekend, and will be taking my box with me (it's first outing!!) ...

--- End quote ---

Ellie, come and introuce yourself as I will be there too. I will be one of the box players for Silkstone Greens, a North-West side. Cheers.
Guy

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

Go to full version