Reply To: Melodica Tubing Upgrades–Photo


Hi Alan,

I don’t think I used accurate words when I said the “The high air flow . . . ” My intuition suggests the reed is the gate keeper of flow rate at a given pressure no matter what size the tube. More pressure equals more air flow through the gate. A large tube and mouthpiece opening may enable higher pressures at the reed. That remains to be seen.

But I think a large tube and large mouthpiece opening can influence other air flow characteristics that change the sound or playing experience.

I think sound quality, resonating characteristics, and reed response may be influenced by a large tube and mouthpiece. Maybe I am wrong, but I am still pursuing this possibility.



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