MattA24 Posted May 28, 2015 Share Posted May 28, 2015 Hello everyone, I have it in my head that I want a very particular box with a series of unusual features, and I fancy having a go at building it. The only reason I haven't already tried to do so is because I can't seem to source reeds. As this sub-forum is partially titled 'instrument construction', I'm hoping others here might have some tips on where to rustle some up I'm quite happy to use 'meloden type' reeds, so I initially tried Charlie at CGM, who has previously been able to supply me unusual reeds for experiments with accidentals. Alas, no luck -- He couldn't find very many of the pairs I was after in his stocks, so I guess they don't occur on any common button accordions. Next I tried contacting manufacturers, but I got absolutely nothing by way of reply from most of them, except harmonikas.cz. Harmonikas.cz indicated they would be delighted to make me some reeds, quoted some prices, but when I asked for a total they went quiet. I tried again, and again the conversation abruptly halted midway. So I wonder, does anyone here know another shop like CGM that stocks individual melodeon-type reeds? Alternatively, does anyone have any successful experience in ordering a custom set from a manufacturer? Another thought, is there anyone here who has an good existing relationship with a manufacturer, and who would be willing to order and supply reeds to others? I've also just seen the free-reed instrument maker's facebook group advertised on here, so I'm going to go and sign up to facebook and give them a go too. Many thanks! Matt Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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