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by rickdempster
Sun May 12, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 26
Views: 16021

Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

I have just now been attempting to purchase stealth valves and powe combs from the your site, Brendan. It says, 'these products have been discontiued' What's the story?
by rickdempster
Mon May 14, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Unibender
Replies: 30
Views: 14538

Re: Unibender

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.........
by rickdempster
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Unibender
Replies: 30
Views: 14538

Re: Unibender

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!
by rickdempster
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Unibender
Replies: 30
Views: 14538

Re: Unibender

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...
by rickdempster
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Unibender
Replies: 30
Views: 14538

Re: Unibender

On the subject of sticky valves, I have, in my "armchair-workshop", been toying with the idea of a ball-valve, seated like a poppet valve in an internal combustion engine, and entrapped in a mesh cover. On my actual (very crude) workbench I have experimented with a chunk of drilled timber and some p...
by rickdempster
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Unibender
Replies: 30
Views: 14538

Re: Unibender

Regarding the Unibender, Brendan. Just letting you know of my keen prospective custom. I play modified SUB30s almost exclusively now. I'm so desparate for something better (and something I can choose keys for without having to re-tune) that I am in the throes of trying to build my own twin harp, one...