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by dodtsair
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double stack Reed plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1717

Re: Double stack Reed plates

@triona Yeah ball valves. Could probably make a custom Reed cover with a bunch of ball valves in it. Might even make it stronger, can survive being stowed in my back pocket and not being crushed. And only slightly serious you could use the harmonica as a shaker. I need to read up more valves and ove...
by dodtsair
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double stack Reed plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1717

Re: Double stack Reed plates

One further thought, with the double reeds, they are sitting in the same air channel. If you put a comb on the outside separating the blow exit streams you could then value that stream. This would enable you to have a sympathetic blow reed that would not sound on draw. │ │ │ │ top reed │ │ │ │ cover...
by dodtsair
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 46
Views: 30935

Re: Introduce yourself

Hello everyone, At some point in my life I had decided that my left brain (math, logic) was much better then my right brain (music). I didn't want to be lopsided like a plumber so I decided to try to pickup some musical instruments as a hobby. I was an avid hiker at the time and wanted something I c...
by dodtsair
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double stack Reed plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1717

Re: Double stack Reed plates

@Edvin yeah, you have grasped the depth of my question. I agree, with the mechanical problems of trying to do this. I had already taken apart my diatonic and positioned the bottom reed plate on top of the top reed plate and noted how I had flipped the direction of the bottom reeds and defeated my go...
by dodtsair
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double stack Reed plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1717

Double stack Reed plates

I wanted to see if it was mechanically possible to move the bottom reed plate on top of the top Reed plate and close off the comb on the bottom. I want to know if two reeds are stacked like this and activating in different directions will the harmonica still work. Will it still bend, will the bendin...