Dissonance Posted September 23, 2019 Share Posted September 23, 2019 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. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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