Unibender

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Re: Unibender

Post by rickdempster » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:36 am

Many thanks for that Brendan. Yes, I appreciate everything you say there. I have often wondered how the distance from mouth to reed would affect the sound. I tried with a piece of syphon, and yes, it doesn't take much distance for the note to lower in pitch. Anyhow, the ball valve is a nice idea and I'll continue to toy with it. Will see if I can get my hands on a small quantity of the ones you suggested, but I don't have high hopes. Nice to have someone to vent ideas too anyway (and be taken seriously!) Will continue to try and come up with a mouthpice for the two respectively/exclusively blow draw harps, but I'm hoping you beat me to it.

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Re: Unibender

Post by Lizzy » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:34 am

Brendan..does the frontpiece on unibender have the same distance from frontpiece to reed like switchharp?

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Re: Unibender

Post by Brendan » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:21 pm

Yes, pretty much.

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Re: Unibender

Post by rickdempster » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:43 am

The entrapped-ball heart valves are exactly what I had in mind Brendan. I can't seem to find what size they are though; same goes for the duckbill style valves. I am working on this thing, but don't hold your breath!

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Re: Unibender

Post by Brendan » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:01 am

I ordered some mini duckbill valves to give them a go. Haven't tried them in situ but my feeling is that their opening pressure is too high.

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Re: Unibender

Post by rickdempster » Mon May 14, 2018 9:19 am

I don't believe a spring is needed Brendan.Breath will move a small plastic ball easily enough to block or open the hole. I'm working on this....up to clumsy prototype no.5 now.........

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Re: Unibender

Post by Brendan » Mon May 14, 2018 12:08 pm

It's not easy getting things working well in these tiny instruments, good luck!

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Re: Unibender

Post by Lizzy » Fri May 18, 2018 9:37 am

I know that Slipslider among other projects take up much space right now but are there more modifications or changes that need to be done to Unibender or is it a finished product that are in the product line ready to be released after Slipslider?

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Re: Unibender

Post by Brendan » Fri May 18, 2018 11:04 pm

It's pretty much ready, though I'd need to double check everything as I haven't looked at it for a while. There is another product coming after I have all the SlipSlider versions out, then I'll get to the UniBender.

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Re: Unibender

Post by Lizzy » Sat May 19, 2018 11:07 am

Does this new product have something to do with playing chromatically?

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