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morino master

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i have 2 agree with the comments regarding the morino sound,, i have had a morino vm for around 50 years and had a chance to play the
n & s mdels but i have found we do not get the original sound we get from an m model . i have various ivm &vm models and i find
there is something missing soundwise within the n & s models.. many people call the m model the rolls royce of hohner accorions.
here in scotland many players are moving back from the newer morinos to the older m instument.
 

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i have 2 agree with the comments regarding the morino sound,, i have had a morino vm for around 50 years and had a chance to play the
n & s mdels but i have found we do not get the original sound we get from an m model . i have various ivm &vm models and i find
there is something missing soundwise within the n & s models.. many people call the m model the rolls royce of hohner accorions.
here in scotland many players are moving back from the newer morinos to the older m instument.
The Morino M series is the Mercedes Benz of Hohner Accordions. The Gola is the Rolls Royce.
That said the construction and placement of the registers on the Morino M allows the sound of the cassotto to come out more directly than with the Morino N and S series (and most other Italian cassotto accordions).
 

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the construction and placement of the registers on the Morino M allows the sound of the cassotto to come out more directly
you notice stuff like this and then figure out why

like you noticed the slight difference in volume in chambered reeds

when you mention these things sometimes a light bulb goes off in my head
and i understand something i remember from 20 years ago a little better
 

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you notice stuff like this and then figure out why

like you noticed the slight difference in volume in chambered reeds

when you mention these things sometimes a light bulb goes off in my head
and i understand something i remember from 20 years ago a little better
I did not find out about this difference by inspecting instruments before just reading about it on a now apparently defunct webpage, somewhat connected to Pigini (in Germany). That page explains the technical differences between the different series of Morino...
The grille of the Morino M has openings right above the domino-style register switches and the cassotto "exit" is right behind these grille openings. On the N and S the registers are right in front of the cassotto exit and also next to the register (left and right) the grille is a solid plate so the sound cannot come out directly.
 
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I have to agree with morino master on his fondness for the 1VM. I also agree its 'horses for courses' and its all down to personal choice at the end of the day. I re-visited my Morino 1 (2+1) today on some technical matters and on having a shot was pleasantly reminded of just how good
an accordion can feel. It was a short step for Hohner to go from the morino 1 to the 1VM
 

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