Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by Lizzy » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:39 am

Looking forward to it, Brendan! For now it seems that halfvalving with windsavers is the simplest way to achieve missing notes.🙄

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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by Lizzy » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:11 pm

Update: windsavers from www.deesfti.com.
I have tested these for a week now on my halfvalved Soloist Pro 12 and must say they are not prone to stick like other windsavers i have tried.( I often have plenty of saliva and often before a week or so either one or another windsaver from other manufacturer are glued by my saliva). However...these windsavers have other problems, at least to me. They produced buzz or flapping on medium volyme mainly on hole 2-5 and not on hole 6-12. Wrote to Don on deesfti and he suggested that i could have them little longer than usual and also trim the mylar back some. This did not help. I even tried to trim the top foil to see if that affected any stability to the windsaver but that only prolonged the time a little before the buzzing was back again. Don is now trying to redesign them and then send me some new to test again. I have not tried these windsavers on any chromatic.

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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by rickdempster » Sun May 12, 2019 4:56 am

I have just now been attempting to purchase stealth valves and powe combs from the your site, Brendan. It says, 'these products have been discontiued' What's the story?

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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by Brendan » Sun May 12, 2019 4:27 pm

The story is that we're in transition to a new valving system. I'm still securing the IP for it; until that's done I can't release it publicly.

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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by Brendan » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:00 am

The new valving solution is finally here, the Gasket-Valve:
http://www.brendan-power.com/GasketValves.php

Thanks to all for your patience and trust. 🙏

BTW: with the Gasket-Valve's arrival, my diatonic PowerComb range has lost its primary selling point: the valve pockets, to accommodate the bases of standard individual valves.

The Gasket-Valve doesn't need pockets and works great on stock combs.

Accordingly we've now discontinued the diatonic PowerComb range. RIP!

The only feature I'm sad to lose is the Look Dot, which I personally find really handy - especially on the Lucky 13 PowerComb.

However one can add these manually to stock combs, which I'll do for my harps anyway.

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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by triona » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:28 am

Brendan wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:00 am
The only feature I'm sad to lose is the Look Dot
what's that?

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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by Brendan » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:41 am

It's a location marker on the front of the comb. Info and photos here:

https://brendan-power.com/combs-diatonic.php

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