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Old 7th March 2008, 11:23   #16
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Nothing against roots. But I never associated horns with musical sounds. It is more like a taxi kind of thing.

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Why?? What's wrong with roots? or with melody makers??
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Nothing against roots. But I never associated horns with musical sounds. It is more like a taxi kind of thing.
I feel it's quite good. Gives you a change instead of the plain "Blam blam". Not to be used inside cities though.

Taxi I see/hear them in most of the modded cars around.

The melody maker from roots give you the option of changing the tone to different presets(typically 3 or 6 different ones) using a controlbox that you can fix somewhere in the cabin. But the stebel site shows no such thing?? I guess they are fixed sounding musical horns??
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Most of the local taxis, mini buses in haryana, up etc., use this which irritates to no end..

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Taxi I see/hear them in most of the modded cars around.
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Most of the local taxis, mini buses in haryana, up etc., use this which irritates to no end..
Is it not banned there?? How do they get away from cops??
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I feel it's quite good. Gives you a change instead of the plain "Blam blam". Not to be used inside cities though.

Taxi I see/hear them in most of the modded cars around.

The melody maker from roots give you the option of changing the tone to different presets(typically 3 or 6 different ones) using a controlbox that you can fix somewhere in the cabin. But the stebel site shows no such thing?? I guess they are fixed sounding musical horns??
Melody maker is always fitted only on electrical horns and not on Air Horns.

Melody makes comes in 2 flavours : 3-in-1(Rs.300-400) & 7-in-1(600-700).


And, Melody Makers are not illegal in India.
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Most of the local taxis, mini buses in haryana, up etc., use this which irritates to no end..
GD, is this the horn that they fit on trucks and it goes pa-pa-pa-pa-pa, pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa REALLY loudly and annoys the living hell out of other people on the road?

If yes then wow, another Team-BHP first! You must post a review, praveen. Let us kow how many people show you the finger after you bajao it. What fun!

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Spot on Yeti. Exactly the same but with some Hi & Lo notes thrown in between..

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GD, is this the horn that they fit on trucks and it goes pa-pa-pa-pa-pa, pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa REALLY loudly and annoys the living hell out of other people on the road?

If yes then wow, another Team-BHP first! You must post a review, praveen.
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I am intersted in installing a melody maker in my Indigo. I searched this forum but only found few posts for melody maker in two threads and I could not gather much info from that.

I asked my dealer for installing the melody maker and he said it cannot be installed with the existing OEM horn in the indigo and I need to use a separate horn with melody maker. Is that true??

What will be the rough cost of a good melody maker with a default tone to sound like a normal horn?? Do i need to take care of any specific wiring issues so that my warranty will not become void??
I sincerely hope you're NOT trying to sound like those irritating Call Centre Cabs.



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Old 7th March 2008, 13:18   #24
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A lot many things are banned Praveen.

1. Pressure Horns
2. Roof lights
3. Extra Halogens on Bull Bar
4. Horns sounding like police sirens or alarms
5. Psychedelic brake lights
6. Thumping loud muisc blaring inside the vehicle

Etc.,

But still they are being used...

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Is it not banned there?? How do they get away from cops??
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I beg to differ Sir. Under the MV Act of 1959 that covers the whole country, except for the stock horns provided by the manufactures that conform to certain decibel levels, no other kind of horns are allowed.

It is a different matter that the Act is not enforced properly since I doubt if the Traffic cop him/her self is aware of the provisions of the Act.

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Melody maker is always fitted only on electrical horns and not on Air Horns.

Melody makes comes in 2 flavours : 3-in-1(Rs.300-400) & 7-in-1(600-700).


And, Melody Makers are not illegal in India.

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Melody maker is always fitted only on electrical horns and not on Air Horns.
Melody makes comes in 2 flavours : 3-in-1(Rs.300-400) & 7-in-1(600-700).
And, Melody Makers are not illegal in India.
Now, you've got me confused again. Does electrical horn mean the OEM horn?? or is it the one like the Roots Windtones??

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GD, is this the horn that they fit on trucks and it goes pa-pa-pa-pa-pa, pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa REALLY loudly and annoys the living hell out of other people on the road?

If yes then wow, another Team-BHP first! You must post a review, praveen. Let us kow how many people show you the finger after you bajao it. What fun!
Yeah it's that kind of horn but is a lot less loud than the trucks, I want it for the musical note and not for the loudness.

rider60 said he has one installed. So i'm not T-BHP first. he has posted a link of his install below. Have a look.

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I sincerely hope you're NOT trying to sound like those irritating Call Centre Cabs.
I want to use on the Highways and spare the poor city folks
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@praveen if you want a good melody maker then try to find a 3 or 5 pipe horn set, it comes with a built in melody maker.

if you want the wind tones and other horn sets other than the air pipe, then you might have to settle for a local one just like i did as could not find one made by the roots, the shops dont stock the authentic branded melody makers most of the time and its difficult to source one.

Hey I almost missed this post. Just now noticed it when replying.

I wanted a melody maker so that I can switch between tones on the go. Does your setup run with a fixed tone or you can change it?? As long as it has two or 3 decent tones and most importantly the provision to sound like a normal horn, any local thing is fine with me.

And i really dont understand what type of horn to use with the melody maker.
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Now, you've got me confused again. Does electrical horn mean the OEM horn?? or is it the one like the Roots Windtones??
Windtones & OEMs are both electrical horns and nor air horns.

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Windtones & OEMs are both electrical horns and nor air horns.
Now that was one of my first questions... Can I use a melody maker with the OEM electrical horn???
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Now that was one of my first questions... Can I use a melody maker with the OEM electrical horn???
Yes, of course it works in every OEMs !
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