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Virtue
3 posts
May 14, 2010
5:52 AM
I sell acrylic combs for a harmonic. 3 pieces for the Gold Melody, 7 pieces for MS series, 10 pieces for Marine Band. For all at once, including cost of transfer of 100 US dollars.

Mail for communication: virtue.86@mail.ru
Foto:
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jim
20 posts
May 14, 2010
6:00 AM
Virtue's making these combs.
A note for the moderator that it's not a spam bot...
Kyzer Sosa
547 posts
May 14, 2010
6:41 AM
id like to buy one, but wouldnt have use for the whole lot...
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barbequebob
817 posts
May 14, 2010
8:25 AM
Acrylic combs, AKA lucite AKA plexiglass, are one of the few non wood combs I'd use in a heart beat, but all of the best ones are hand milled and most of the lousy ones tend to be the mass produced stuff.
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jim
22 posts
May 14, 2010
8:45 AM
Haven't tried these in particular, but as far as I know Virtue has laser-cut them
GermanHarpist
1443 posts
May 14, 2010
8:58 AM
I've bought a bunch of combs off vitue some time ago. The package took a while to arrive, but otherwise everything was fine and in general virtue is a very cool guy to deal with. He put in a whole lot of extras in there too.

The thing has nearly amortized, people here at one point were actually standing in line to buy them...
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Last Edited by on May 14, 2010 8:59 AM
Kyzer Sosa
550 posts
May 14, 2010
2:12 PM
well, whoever in the states buys these, search me out and ill buy one of em from ya
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The7thDave
78 posts
May 14, 2010
4:04 PM
BBQ: Curious--what is it you like about acrylic combs, specifically? What's the advantage of acrylic over other materials (besides being clear)?
PokeFan
1 post
May 14, 2010
4:15 PM
Someone should set up a group buy. I'm sure there's 10 or so of us interested to split the cost.
barbequebob
822 posts
May 15, 2010
12:36 PM
@The7thDave: I still prefer wood combs, especially a good, fully sealed wood comb, but lucite combs, to this person's ears, are warmer in terms of overall sound balance that's closer to a wood comb, but the ones that I liked are the ones that are hand milled, and not the ones that are out of the box, and if I can't get wood, lucite is my first choice, followed by composite comb Suzuki is now using on the Manji, the polymer comb being used by the Seydel 1847 Silver, and the only metal combs worth a damn for my ears are made of titanium and none of these combs emphasize the highs too much. However, the sound is still shaped far more by the reed material and the cover plates by a huge margin.
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jim
29 posts
May 16, 2010
2:50 AM
or by the PLAYER ;)
barbequebob
825 posts
May 16, 2010
11:45 AM
Jim, that without a doubt, is THE biggest X-factor of them all, hands down, and it's always the last thing the vast majority of players are reluctant to admit to.
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Virtue
6 posts
May 17, 2010
7:23 AM
Still there are 2 harmonics, HOHNER Golden Melody 542/20 C (M542016) and HOHNER Standart Edition (M2007) C . Coast everyone for 20$, or together with combs 120$ for all. Or I can simply give the discount for one combs in 15$, total 85$ for 20 combs together with sending.
Virtue
7 posts
May 19, 2010
4:16 AM
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GermanHarpist
1461 posts
May 19, 2010
4:50 AM
Virtue, you may want to to put your offer on the 'for-sale' page. You can find it in the forum how-to which is linked on the forum page. Then also people that might not see this thread in time will come back to you (feel free to link this thread to the post in the 'for-sale' thread, too).

You may also want to embed some pictures... which is again described in the forum how-to.
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Last Edited by on May 19, 2010 4:56 AM
GermanHarpist
1462 posts
May 19, 2010
4:55 AM
Also, feel free to bump this thread from time to time to get peoples attention.



















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Last Edited by on May 19, 2010 5:00 AM
Nastyolddog
757 posts
May 19, 2010
5:39 AM
They look cool but!!!
I'm Hard core SP-20
PokeFan
2 posts
May 19, 2010
7:22 AM
I'm with Nasty, I'd love to see one for a SP20!

Although I've been interested in picking up a GM, if someone could get a shipment over here I'd probably be interested in one.
Virtue
8 posts
May 19, 2010
2:28 PM
If to do a comb for SP20 its cost will be very big.

I sell on the floor price, considering a final price, 85$ for 20 combs including transfer cost, or 120$ for combs and 2 harmonics. It is enough not a big price even for Russia, not that that for Europe or the USA.

Transfer of money can be carried out by means of Western Union, it will cost approximately 20$. Or if you of a post renders remittance services abroad it is possible and through it.
GermanHarpist
1466 posts
May 19, 2010
3:37 PM
virtue, can you embed the reedplates in an acryl comb for SP20 like the original comb?

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jim
31 posts
May 19, 2010
11:00 PM
The cost will increase. And the airtightness is likely to go down. The sp20 comb is molded from plastic. The acrylic comb is laser-cut. Big difference here.

Besides, the sandwich style body is better by default. Airtightness and response is just better.
Nastyolddog
759 posts
May 19, 2010
11:13 PM
Bro you mention pay by Transfer of money by Western Union ,Sorry Bro I run Scared been screwed once useing Western union your not in the Ukrain are you
Bro?
GermanHarpist
1467 posts
May 20, 2010
12:14 AM
Nasty, WU is only risky when you can't trust the guy on the other side. I did business with virtue, over the same value as offered above, and it was all ok.

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Last Edited by on May 20, 2010 12:15 AM
Virtue
9 posts
May 20, 2010
2:31 PM
I understand your anxiety into the account of transfer of money, but I can assure, it not a deceit, I already sent combs GermanHarpist that he and has confirmed. PP does not send money to Russia, it strongly is not convenient in this case.
Virtue
10 posts
May 21, 2010
1:33 PM
Foto my harmonicas on acril comb
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Virtue
12 posts
May 26, 2010
4:29 AM
Fly, do not stint, buy painting.
jim
104 posts
Jun 05, 2010
12:48 PM
I think whoever needed the combs, could buy collectively and then send them out locally. Shipment would be much more reasonably priced this way. These are supposed to be good-looking and airtight. And the price per comb is quite good.
Virtue
13 posts
Jun 10, 2010
3:09 AM
Remains combs:
2 Golden Melody
6 Marine Band
6 pieces for MS series
For all at once, including cost of transfer of 55 US dollars.
Still there are 2 harmonics, new HOHNER Golden Melody 542/20 C (M542016) and HOHNER Standart Edition (M2007) C . Coast everyone for 20$.
Virtue
14 posts
Jun 23, 2010
3:37 AM
There were 6 pieces of combs, and the complete set of taps. 25 US dollars for it, and 15 for transfer. Transfer by mail.
Virtue
16 posts
Jun 27, 2010
2:48 AM
Up! ??.
nacoran
2326 posts
Jul 02, 2010
1:44 PM
It's a real good price. I'm just tapped out right now. I might be able to do it in a couple months.

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arzajac
272 posts
Jul 06, 2010
5:23 AM
Do you mean they are sold?

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arzajac
275 posts
Jul 08, 2010
5:53 AM
I bought them. Thanks Virtue!

I only need two out of the seven so I can sell the others. Is anyone interested?

I live in Canada. It cost me just under $50 CAD to send the money using Western Union. That works out to just under $7 US per comb. Shipping should be about $2.50 (depending on the destination). So does 10$ shipping included sound reasonable?

It could be a while before I actually receive them... I will let you know.

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Last Edited by on Jul 08, 2010 5:54 AM
jim
216 posts
Jul 08, 2010
6:35 AM
arzajac,

Describing what model those combs would fit is going to speed up selling the rest...

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arzajac
276 posts
Jul 08, 2010
7:00 AM
They are combs for Marine Band and Marine Band Deluxe.

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jim
217 posts
Jul 08, 2010
11:08 AM
You'd need to file the reedplates to make them smaller.
arzajac
278 posts
Jul 08, 2010
12:15 PM
Is it not the other way around?

I think you need to file a MB reedplate to fit a special 20 comb. But can a special 20 reedplate fit on a MB comb?

I think so. I will try it out when I get home tonight...

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arzajac
279 posts
Jul 08, 2010
7:54 PM
So I disassembled my SP20 and put the reedplates onto a disassembled MB (Why do I have so many disassembled harmonicas?)

It can work. The screw holes on the photos of the Acril combs look right, but I will confirm that when I get them.

The problem is the edge of the reeplate is flush with the side of the comb and the coverplate is flush too. It would make for a different feel when you play since your lip? never touch the reedplate when you play a SP20.

The other problem is the the comb is slightly sider. It's actually the same width as the special-20 comb. It just doesn't have that lip. So you would have a bit of MB comb sticking out on either side of the reeplate and coverplates.

It could work. Just not very pretty to look at, I think.


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nacoran
2378 posts
Jul 08, 2010
8:52 PM
Hmm, I wonder about some of the other similar sized harps. We really should build a database of scaled pictures of all the different parts of different harps.


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