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  • #11750
    AvatarMysha
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    Hi,

    I’ve been wondering about that: Would the length of the tube influence play?

    Bye
    Mysha

    #11748
    AvatarMysha
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    Hi,

    Hohner sell replacement parts, and the airboard flexible tubes are no exception. Since it’s possible to take the tubes apart link by link, it should be possible to add any number of links together, €1,- per link. (For some reason, though they sold black flexible tubes on certain models, they don’t seem to add them as replacement parts.)

    I wonder whether there are limits to the size, though: Intuitively, I would say more length would ask more strength, but I don’t know whether that’s truly the case. Has anyone put them through the test? I can imagine a musician playing inside a tube, for effect, but that might be impossible to play.

    On the other hand, I believe the airboards can also take a tube for a straight type. (I’ve not seen any indication that the straight models take airboard tubes, but it may just be because of it being an unintended use.)

    Bye
    Mysha

    • This reply was modified 1 week ago by AvatarMysha. Reason: Kindly open with a greeting, and further test of editing
    #11747
    AvatarMysha
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    So, it look like the editing is now fine. No duplicate in sight.
    So, who is going to change the 404 back into a contact form?

    Mysha

    #11745
    AvatarMysha
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    Unfortunately, that form is now a 404 page instead.
    That’s not what I was reporting about originally, but now that I’m here I’ll leave of the end of

    … to see if I can edit it. Now let’s see if this resulted in a duplicate?

    Mysha

    • This reply was modified 1 week ago by AvatarMysha. Reason: Told you so
    #11169
    AvatarMysha
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    Last year, I asked Hohner about melodicas for the previous generation. The Airboard Rasta one (check out the tube segments) etc. were advertised as the Melodicas for the new generation, or fluff like that, and I wanted to make the point I just wanted the solid version, not the flavour of the day.

    One of the items in the exchange was that their Performer 37 wasn’t limited to white tubes, but they sold black tubes for it as well. Of course, that leads to the Soprano and Alto that white and black mouthpieces exist for. Ultimately, you’d have tubes of differing colour, of selectable length, with a standard connector going to a mouthpiece of your choice, and at the other end, again a standard connector, here connecting to the instrument-connector for the specific instrument you are playing. (More complex stuff is possible.)

    Indeed, it all looks doable, though the best way for the connectors might require some testing. There may not be a market anyway, though.

    #11029
    AvatarMysha
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    So far, I’ve assumed that they ended with these plastics, with the logo on the front. Before that, they were using green boxes, some time after the Altos were added; the logo was on the back on those. Before that, there was no colour-coding, with the Soprano having a red box. Going back even further, there was not even a “Soprano” on the box.

    The Soprano that doesn’t show a well-shaped mouth-piece really doesn’t have a mouth-piece at all.

    #11027
    AvatarMysha
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    Melodicas Hohner Soprano and Alto are narrow enough to be played left-handed, and they actually play where your attention is.

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