Mudcat Café message #3040350 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #111097   Message #3040350
Posted By: VirginiaTam
25-Nov-10 - 01:16 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Shruti Boxes - Thoughts?
Subject: RE: Tech: Shruti Boxes - Thoughts?
well this morning's post evaporated, so I will try to remember this evening what I composed this morning.

My box is here. Heavier learning curve than I expected in figuring out how to keep the bellows charged with air and producing an even volume as I open reeds. It seems to lose air so quickly.

Question -   should the bellows be covered in paper? Mine has silver (almost Christmas wrap looking) paper. I thought they covered them with fabric. I am not too happy with the look of that silver paper.

Learning to smoothly open and close reeds while charging the bellows and singing. That's a lot of stuff for my puny brain to be getting on with. BTW, I had to loosen the reed covers. They were screwed down so tight I could barely move them. I don't think I loosened too much. Hope air is not leaking around them.