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Elmat Midi- any experience with it?

knobby

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I´ve been giving some thought to removing the old electronics from my Hohner Vox 4P and replacing it with a midi system. I came across this advert on ebay and have been having some discussions with the guy about it:


Does anyone here have any direct experience of this midi system?
 

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How did you get on with the Elmat midi. Saw the advert on eBay, also thinking about it
 

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How did you get on with the Elmat midi. Saw the advert on eBay, also thinking about it
John's a really nice guy, old school and meticulous....his midi combines 3 systems, wire contact for the treble side, hall switches for bass and magnetic for the chords...
Clean tidy workman...
He has some accordions ready fitted there at a small extra cost compared to fitting to your system...
I like using with a hammond simulator but it is NO LONGER AN ACCORDION... Straight on/off sound... It can be annoying to me if i move the bellowd and the reeds shout... Perhaps ill get used to combining them.... In retrospect it may have been better to remove the reeds too and drop the weight...
But for 350 quid you're definitely punching above weight...
Note the bass is not polyphonic but that makes for good punch and separation too..
I have John's number if you wanna call him... Near Gt Yarmouth /Suffolk
Hope that helps
 

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Hi thanks for info, I got Johns number from the advert I seen. Not sure about the springs I thought that was an older type system that was used when midi was first fitted to accordions, From what I have read it’s mostly magnetic midi that is used today. To be honest I don’t really know if it actually makes much difference.
Sounds like John is a safe pair of hands.
Nice playing.

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Not sure about the springs I thought that was an older type system that was used when midi was first fitted to accordions, From what I have read it’s mostly magnetic midi that is used today. To be honest I don’t really know if it actually makes much difference.
I'm not sure either but john said magnetic s can move and interfere with each other... The hall switches as i said make the bass "jump" and the wire contacts on treble are cool as action can be adjusted over time if need be...
Mention me if you give john a call
Best wishes Terry
 

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