Re: [Harp-L] Double thickness reed plates?

âCompressionâ generally means forcing more gas into a fixed volume or reducing the volume of a a closed space, increasing pressure.  Increasing chamber size would have the opposite effect.

I donât think it is used that way by harmonica players.  In a harmonica, I think it means muffling the sound and reducing the airflow by closing the leakage paths in the harmonica and hand cup.  I would like to know precisely how yâall define âcompression.â

In any case, I canât see how plate thickness would have any effect on it.


> On Apr 4, 2016, at 12:28 AM, Robert Hale <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> "Doubling the thickness of the reed plates increases the size of the
> chamber formed by the reed slots and creates more compression when playing."
> How does a slightly larger chamber = more compression? What's the principle
> here?
> Does it necessarily mean LOUDER?
> Robert Hale
> Serious Honkage in Arizona

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