Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by Brendan » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:20 pm

Hi Karl, All brands of 10-hole harmonica except Seydel have a spacing of about 7.5mm between holes and reeds. That means you could mix and match my valves between brands, with a bit of trimming

However their reed lengths differ, so I took the time to make subtle adjustments appropriate to Hohner and Suzuki. But if you pay attention you can mix them up for sure :-)

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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by karl.nilsson » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:41 pm

I would like to buy several valve kits for my Hohner SP20's. Are the Hohner 10-hole the best fit? Seems like a stupid question, but I want to be sure before I order, so I don't waste my money...

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Which kit would have the longest valves among the 10-hole valve kits: Hohner or Suzuki?

Would that kit match any standard 10-hole harp, with a bit of trimming?

Cheers, Karl

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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by Brendan » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:50 am

Yes, the S20 reed layout is identical to the Marine Band, Crossover etc

BTW, my previous reply that you can mix and match my Stealth-Valves across various brands is not strictly correct. That's because the angle of the reeds from longest to shortest varies. That's where the sets of valves differ, so best to buy the set that applies to the brand of harp you have.

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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by karl.nilsson » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:19 pm

Thanks for your info, Brendan.

Now I wonder: which valve kit would be optimal for other popular 10-hole diatonics?

Especially the Easttop models of T008S and T008K are of interest for me.

I'm asking because I just ordered some for trying out and comparison.

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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by Brendan » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:22 pm

I have designed valves for the Easttop 10-hole harps will get them up for ordering shortly.


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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by karl.nilsson » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:46 pm

Hi Brendan,

Just wondering when your stealth-valve kits, especially for the Easttop 10 hole, will be up for sale again?

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Karl

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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by Brendan » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:26 pm

March I think. New design/type of Stealth Valve.

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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by Lizzy » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:28 am

Anyone tried these?
https://www.deesfti.com/self-adhesive-w ... 7f89823845

Compressed felt/Mylar backed self adhesive windsaver valve for chromatic and diatonic harmonicas. Peel and stick! So simple, no glue required. Stays put! Will not absorb moisture! Will not jam up, will not flutter or slap. They are silent! Eliminates problems with windsavers sticking in cold weather! Price is for 1 windsaver valve. Rivet hole can be added upon request. These are precision cut and must be trimmed to the proper length after assembly. Video coming soon! Free shipping! Guaranteed to surpass your expectations!

Rather expensive but worth a try.
Will also try new windsavers from Brendan when they launch.

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Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Post by Brendan » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:28 am

Interested to hear your thoughts Lizzy. April now for mine, B

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