Rampless Chromatic Comb

Anything apart from the two mainstream default harmonicas (Solo-tuned fully-valved chromatic, and un-valved Richter 10-hole diatonic). Alternate tunings, different construction, new functionality, interesting old designs, wishful-thinking... whatever!
harpdog123
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Re: Rampless Chromatic Comb

Post by harpdog123 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:24 am

You nailed it. It's a quirky design with a rubber mouthpiece that rests directly on a PTFE/Teflon slide. The rubber mouthpiece is my simple method of creating an airtight mouthpiece assembly.
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Re: Rampless Chromatic Comb

Post by CrawfordEs » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:39 pm

That's a great concept.
How does the action feel.
How many of those combs did you have made?

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Re: Rampless Chromatic Comb

Post by harpdog123 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:20 am

The action is very smooth. I'd say it's a bit more slippery and light than my East top chromatic, and because the slide is made of pure PTFE/Teflon there are no issues with the slide sticking. I'm in the bad habit of playing while I'm drinking coffee with cream and sugar and wine and all that crud never causes the slide to stick. I had 25 combs made, but I only have parts for 15 harmonicas. I've talked to someone about building and selling the harmonicas for me, but I'm waiting until I get parts for 25 before I get the ball rolling.

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Re: Rampless Chromatic Comb

Post by Brendan » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:07 am

Hi David, I saw on Harp-L you have an update to your excellent chrom, but the link didn't work. Always interested to see your new stuff, so please keep us informed here :-)

Your machined comb looks beautiful BTW.

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Re: Rampless Chromatic Comb

Post by harpdog123 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:29 pm

Thanks for letting me know Brendan! If you have any suggestions for a catchy name let me know. I hope to have something to sell in the very near future. I'll keep you updated on my progress.

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