A tube should collect some of the condensation from the breath before it reaches the reeds, so could give you extra playing time before the reeds get saturated. It’s easy to empty out too.
The Vibrandoneons have a long rigid tube with a U bend where moisture collects, and there’s a little outlet pad where in theory you can release any moisture…Read more
This might interest some of you. A Christmas 1963 for Hohner melodicas and harmonicas.
The ad is in French from the Readers Digest Quebec edition. The melodicas range from $11.95 to $85.00, a lot of money back then!
A simple and light-hearted YouTube video of my recent conversion of a 32 key Yamaha. When I learn to play it, I’ll be able to play it in any key with the same fingering. This one is cheap, simple, and did I say, cheap? Imagine it with a real player, and perhaps you’ll see the potential. Thanks!
By the way, I am…Read more
I’m a long time tube player.
I guess it’s true saliva is not going directly in the instrument by using the tube.
However my melodicas Suzuki and otherwise always have moisture in them after playing for a while.
Whether it’s spit or condensation from warm air it does build up.
It could be if you kept the tube in a curve and kept the…Read more