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Thread #111097   Message #3040405
Posted By: Tootler
25-Nov-10 - 02:31 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Shruti Boxes - Thoughts?
Subject: RE: Tech: Shruti Boxes - Thoughts?
Have you released both sets of bellows? There are two sets of bellows, one on the reed side and the set you pump. Both are held by a catch and you need to release both to ensure a steady flow of air.

Suibhne, the M1 shruti box is made in the UK and the standard of construction is pretty good. That said, I found I had to adjust some of the screws holding the "keys" to ensure they moved easily, but were not too loose.