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John MacKenzie (Cugiok)

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Unvalved treble reeds
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:56:12 PM »

I note (belatedly) that the three highest in valved reed plates are mounted with the H to the bottom, rather than the top of the reed blocks. Assuming this is done for a good reason, can I assume that this is the only, and correct way of doing them?

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Re: Unvalved treble reeds
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 03:23:24 PM »

Yes it's done for a good reason (facilitate startup of notes I think), but it's not necessary for all boxes.  Often it's only the last 1 or 2 reedplates that need turning around, sometimes none at all.  Whatever works best.
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Re: Unvalved treble reeds
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 04:43:09 PM »

Do you  (or I ) really need valves?

I bought a cheap melodeon made in eastern Germany a few weeks ago.    Around 27 £   ( or euro) 
A   pokerwork "wannabe" in CF.

When I opened it, all the valves fell out like butterfly wings.   ALL  of them.   Bad glue.
Now it sounds a bit better.                 

Should I put the butterfly wings back? ! ?     I kind of like it as it is.
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