- December 3, 2015 at 7:36 pm #6506QuetscherParticipant
thank you for the information. BTW, I like the wooden body oy the Yamaha. Looks much nicer than the MyLodica.December 3, 2015 at 7:49 pm #6508
Thanks Quetscher 🙂
One of the reed sets arrived today. They’d like me to test them before they make the rest, as melodicas reeds are a new venture for them. I’m glad they didn’t make them all, as there was a surprise – although many of the reeds are 33mm height, about half are 36mm!
These are too big for the Yamaha reed chamber. 33mm is the maximum, which allows for 1.5mm or so space to apply beeswax around the top.
I await a responseFebruary 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm #6801Shannon MParticipant
Any further progress on this project?
ShannonFebruary 25, 2016 at 11:20 pm #6851
Hi Shannon, I’ve been sent all the reeds in the specified 33mm height now. Although they fit inside the reed chamber, most of the cavities underneath the reeds are too small, so the reed tongues hit the plastic when they start vibrating. The solution would be to modify all the cavities, which is not an easy task!February 26, 2016 at 1:11 am #6853
Hello Daren, is there a contact you can forward so I can inquire about some reeds as well.
Melodica-MeFebruary 28, 2016 at 3:57 am #6861Shannon MParticipant
When you say the chambers are too small, do you mean too narrow, too short, too shallow, or a combination?
ShannonFebruary 28, 2016 at 10:31 am #6866
MM, speak to Jana Forstová at Harmonicas. His email is email@example.com
Shannon, the chambers are too short. Not all of them, but most of them need lengthening by a few millimetres.February 28, 2016 at 5:52 pm #6867
Thanks Daren, are you pleased with the quality and tone.
Melodica-MeMarch 2, 2016 at 11:19 am #6868
Yes, they sound goodMarch 2, 2016 at 6:08 pm #6873
Are you thinking of getting some?March 2, 2016 at 8:21 pm #6875
Yes, I sent Jana an email but I have not heard back yet, I need a few custom sets made. I recently got a full set for my Vibrandoneon from Binci through Martin and I am reaching out to them as well to see if they can produce the reeds I need and compare the cost and time between both.
Melodica-MeMarch 6, 2016 at 3:57 pm #6888
Good idea, I’m interested to hear what you decide…March 8, 2016 at 11:01 pm #6890
Daren, I am also getting a cost from Cagnoni. Martin suggested them as well. I have never used those reeds so I am curious, have you?
Melodica-MeMarch 12, 2016 at 12:20 pm #6907
No, never used them. Just make sure you check that they’re fully waterproof before you order any!March 12, 2016 at 7:57 pm #6909
Daren, I asked the question in regards to the bronze and brass reeds since rust was a possibility. The Reed plates are to be stainless and anodized. So that should take care of the water proofing issue. Martin M. Mentioned that Cagnoni were used in the Vibrandoneon as well as Binci. By the way, I can only imagine why you are buying so many reeds 🙂
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