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  • #13804
    Melodica-Me
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    Hello Herman, OK, the answer to your question would be yes, the “Bell” or “flare” of the trumpet would contribute a significant change in the tone. The Design of the melodica would require as you stated that the sound be gathered in one section and then pass through a tube and exit through the Bell. The tone of the instrument is created in the body (Tube) and like a Trumpet when the sound exits the bell, there would be a modulation of the tone. If the bell is large the tone would then change to a darker or mellow tone. If the bell is smaller in size the tone would be a brighter sound. Since the actual pitch of a melodica is created by the reed, the only way the pitch would change would be through manipulation of the reed to create a variation in the pitch. The tube would not create a change in pitch as it would in a trumpet via the throat of the mouthpiece and the length of the tube. The question regarding “Mute” can be achieved, but the sound cannot escape the body of the melodica before it exits the bell. At this point the sound would be able to be modified like when a mute is used on a trumpet or in an open/closed motion to create a Wow effect. I guess the last thing would be for me to provide an example of such a creation.

    Here you go

    #13799
    Melodica-Me
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    Hello Herman, The sound does not change using a Trumpet or French Horn mouthpiece, using a standard trumpet mouthpiece piece requires that you bore out the throat to allow more air to pass through to the backbore. If the hole remains the same, the amount of air will reduce the actual volume produced by the melodica. Once you bore the mouthpiece, it will no longer work as a traditional trumpet mouthpiece and will no longer work on a trumpet. The reason I like a trumpet mouthpiece is that I am able to play staccato with much more ease and faster than if I am to use a straight piece or a duck bill mouthpiece. The first mouthpiece I bored out was a French horn mouth piece for my Vibrandoneon. Note I also changed the reciever to allow for the use of this type of mouthpiece, you can see here https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8d/0f/b3/8d0fb311a53bcbb7df761e3ac0b4b43f.jpg. I kept this design and incorporated it with my Diamante Wind Vox Melodicas https://i.pinimg.com/originals/eb/1f/5b/eb1f5b6dcaacdf91fb767b8e42275311.jpg.
    I hope this helps with your question.
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    #13773
    Melodica-Me
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    Hello Gianluca, I am always on the search for Vibrandoneon’s and Eolina’s they are extremely hard to find. If I find a model I already have I will forward the information. As for the new Vibrandoneon, it is on hold, they are not advertising or taking orders at this time. In speaking with Guido there is an issue with parts due to covid. I will post any new information that comes out.
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    #13699
    Melodica-Me
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    Very interesting Daren, I can’t wait to see it completed. 🙂

    #13628
    Melodica-Me
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    Now that’s what I’m talking about. Will the left hand be relative to the piano bass so the keys will basically be the oposite of the right hand. This is a game changer Daren. 🙂

    #13495
    Melodica-Me
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    Musette? Blow/draw? I am very curious, you know me lol
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    #13312
    Melodica-Me
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    Check this one out Jim, with individual reeds, a work of art.

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    https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10159114245648076&set=pcb.1229497414174989

    #13293
    Melodica-Me
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    Thank you Aldon, sorry for the late response, I have been a bit out of sorts. Thanks for the kind words, they are much appreciated The lever is for the note bending bar. I have used this system on several of my Diamanté builds. It can be used to correct a pitch but extreamly difficult to pinpoint the pitch since it does not have semi tone points to lock in unless you bent up or down to the pitch desired. I have not disclosed the design but have discussed on other sites a little about the system and yes the original design has a paten pending and I am currently working on an updated design.
    Thanks
    Melodica-Me

    #13284
    Melodica-Me
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    Thanks Lowboy, I really appreciate the kind words.

    #13197
    Melodica-Me
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    Jeremy, here are some pictures of the system.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10221749928751776&set=pcb.857645418316583

    https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10221749929111785&set=pcb.857645418316583

    https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10221749929351791&set=pcb.857645418316583

    This system is a little expensive but you can pick the system that works for you. I purchased this system because you have many option and I have many melodicas that it will work with. hope this helps you.
    Melodica-Me

    #13194
    Melodica-Me
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    Make a quick correction, look at the master elite kit they show the smaller suction cup. I own the Master elite kit and I use the smaller suction cup it comes with. I purchased it during the Christmas season when they had a $100 off promotion to use with my Vibrandoneon.

    #13193
    Melodica-Me
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    Contact Greg Myers and request a smaller suction cup. They have (2) sizes available. if you look at the ultimate kit it shows both suction cups. They are very helpful there.
    Melodica-Me

    #13166
    Melodica-Me
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    Yup, no pain no gain. You can now bask in the glory of a job well done. 🙂

    #13163
    Melodica-Me
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    Thanks Daren, it’s my favorite build as well. Did you give your new melodica a name? I need to put it in my must have in my collection list ? Are you planning any new projects now that you have completed the Banarsë 2.0.

    #13162
    Melodica-Me
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    Thank you Alan for the kind words.

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