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- November 10, 2021 at 11:19 am #13804
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 goNovember 10, 2021 at 4:35 am #13799
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.
Melodica-MeSeptember 19, 2021 at 4:35 am #13773
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.
Melodica-MeJune 29, 2021 at 9:49 pm #13699
Very interesting Daren, I can’t wait to see it completed. 🙂June 28, 2021 at 6:10 am #13628
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. 🙂June 26, 2021 at 9:15 pm #13495
Musette? Blow/draw? I am very curious, you know me lol
Melodica-MeJune 4, 2021 at 4:50 am #13312
Check this one out Jim, with individual reeds, a work of art.
Melodica-MeMay 20, 2021 at 2:36 am #13293
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.
Melodica-MeMay 7, 2021 at 5:36 am #13284
Thanks Lowboy, I really appreciate the kind words.February 17, 2021 at 8:23 pm #13197
Jeremy, here are some pictures of the system.
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-MeFebruary 11, 2021 at 7:22 pm #13194
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.February 11, 2021 at 6:50 pm #13193
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-MeJanuary 18, 2021 at 4:27 am #13166
Yup, no pain no gain. You can now bask in the glory of a job well done. 🙂January 18, 2021 at 1:39 am #13163
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.January 18, 2021 at 1:38 am #13162
Thank you Alan for the kind words.