Re: [Harp-L] Valve Value

The simple answer is, they change the dynamic of the hole--
When they work, they work--but they don't ALWAYS make the harp play better. 
Gary in San Diego
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From: Jim, \"Turbodog\" Antaki, \(PhD\)
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I've been pondering the merits of wind saver valves on the diatonic harp,
and need to ask what must be a stuipid question. 

Although valves on some reeds may affect bend-ability or over-bend-ability,
it seems that valves on 2D & 3D reeds 
do not suffer these disadvantage. Yet they provide effective reduction of
leakage, hence increase in loudness. So I'm wondering why *everyone* doesnt
use them?  I.e., what is the downside? I'm stumped.

Thanks in advance for solving this imponderable puzzle.


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