Reply To: New Melodica build


Thanks Shannon, the new version of the Diamanté has a few changes from the original. As you mentioned the new mouth piece is a soprano sax mouth piece, the air chamber was modified which a tighter fit to every individual valve opening, a new adjustable valve stop washer holder, and a new built in pickup design from Myers pickups. All parts are now anodized and I eliminated one feature from the original that was not working out as I had hoped for and that was the silicone plate gasket that allowed the reeds to be changed faster. Unfortunately the material did not hold up as I had wished for and small air leaks started to appear. The new version has a combination of screws and wax. The tone is similar to the original over all with a slight clearer top end.

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