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  1. Yes, tenor treble EC. You are right, my experiment is modifying too many parameters, to be a decent scientific experiment. I plant to make two moves that I think shift towards brighter and louder.
  2. I probably need to add that I am taking about a 56 key EC, although the number keys could be altered easily in the design.
  3. Hello, I am am planing a little experiment. I am going to make a set of metal sides for my wooden ended 1918 aeola and see how the sound changes. I have no illusions about how much effort this is going to take, so it might as well end up looking right. To that end I would like to ask if anyone might be able to share a good line drawing of metal fretwork for an aeola of this period? I am shooting for a design that is quite open. I suppose if I can't get a line drawing, a true head on picture of both sides might make a good starting point as well.
  4. Thanks Geoff and Theo, The instrument is extended up. No reedpan leaks that I found. 48 button ECs seem to not be valved on the highest 4 or so. Therefore I am betting that everything higher than those should be valveless on mine. No reedpan leaks that I found. I will take Geoff's advise and try a couple notes with thinner valves.
  5. Hello Folks I acquired a 56 key 1918 Aeola recently. It is a really nice instrument and I have been putting lots of miles on it. Comparing it to friends instruments of similar years with identical scroll work, mine seems to have a darker tone above "violin e string". Also I use a bit more pressure for the high notes in order to get equal volume with the low notes. Mine has the heavy white valves all the way up except for the last two notes which don't have valves. What I expected is: The thinner brown leather valves with the last octave or so left without valves. The instruments I am comparing mine too seem to have all thin brown valves. Could the thicker white valves explain the darker tone? The logic would be that they disproportionately effect the high note.
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