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Re: Sideproject: my first 1-row Hohner
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2018, 07:42:05 AM »

...  I replaced like for like as I didn't know any better ...

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Re: Sideproject: my first 1-row Hohner
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2018, 06:19:40 PM »

So I've measured the valves which were used in my project box and a simple question occurred to me:
If I need 6 different lengths of valves but all of them have the same width, can I just buy the longest one needed and cut the rest out of them? (e.g. I buy 28 x 5.5 mm valves and cut them to 26, 24, 22 and so on)
The most simple questions are sometimes the hardest to answer as 15 different threads on valves (material, lengths, punched holes etc.) did not provide me with an answer.
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Re: Sideproject: my first 1-row Hohner
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2018, 06:31:11 PM »

So I've measured the valves which were used in my project box and a simple question occurred to me:
If I need 6 different lengths of valves but all of them have the same width, can I just buy the longest one needed and cut the rest out of them? (e.g. I buy 28 x 5.5 mm valves and cut them to 26, 24, 22 and so on)
The most simple questions are sometimes the hardest to answer as 15 different threads on valves (material, lengths, punched holes etc.) did not provide me with an answer.

For the treble I would use either THESE for most of the reeds or THESE for the smaller ones. You may also need THESE for the lowest reed and the chord reeds.

The bass reeds will need something from Charlie's Synthetic/Vinyl Bass Valve selection

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Re: Sideproject: my first 1-row Hohner
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2018, 06:36:23 PM »

Thank you for your answer, Lester. So can I take from that, that it is no problem at all to cut longer valves to the desired lengths?
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Re: Sideproject: my first 1-row Hohner
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2018, 06:40:36 PM »

Thank you for your answer, Lester. So can I take from that, that it is no problem at all to cut longer valves to the desired lengths?

Sorry missed that part, yes I trim valves all the time. On the double layer ones it is best to trim the shorter layer by the same percentage as you shorten the long layer (by eye rather than anything more accurate)

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Re: Sideproject: my first 1-row Hohner
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2018, 07:01:19 PM »

Lovely! Thank you very much, I'll get to order some valves then.
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