Pimped Yamaha P32D

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  • #6506
    Quetscher
    Participant

    Daren,

    thank you for the information. BTW, I like the wooden body oy the Yamaha. Looks much nicer than the MyLodica.

    #6508
    Daren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    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 response

    #6801
    Shannon M
    Participant

    hi Daren,

    Any further progress on this project?

    Shannon

    #6851
    Daren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    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!

    #6853
    Melodica-Me
    Participant

    Hello Daren, is there a contact you can forward so I can inquire about some reeds as well.

    Thanks
    Melodica-Me

    #6861
    Shannon M
    Participant

    Daren,
    When you say the chambers are too small, do you mean too narrow, too short, too shallow, or a combination?

    Thanks,

    Shannon

    #6866
    Daren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    MM, speak to Jana Forstová at Harmonicas. His email is forstova@harmonikas.cz

    Shannon, the chambers are too short. Not all of them, but most of them need lengthening by a few millimetres.

    #6867
    Melodica-Me
    Participant

    Thanks Daren, are you pleased with the quality and tone.
    Melodica-Me

    #6868
    Daren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    Yes, they sound good

    #6873
    Daren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    Are you thinking of getting some?

    #6875
    Melodica-Me
    Participant

    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-Me

    #6888
    Daren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    Good idea, I’m interested to hear what you decide…

    #6890
    Melodica-Me
    Participant

    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?

    Thanks
    Melodica-Me

    #6907
    Daren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    No, never used them. Just make sure you check that they’re fully waterproof before you order any!

    #6909
    Melodica-Me
    Participant

    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 🙂
    Melodica-Me

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