SUB-30 Customization Kit
The Blue Moon SUB-30 Customization Kit
The Blue Moon SUB-30 Customization Kit unlocks the potential of the Suzuki Ultra-Bend 30-Reed Harmonica (aka the SUB-30). The Kit includes your choice of a Custom Blue Moon SUB-30 Comb and an External Valve Plate. This kit is being offered so you can customize your own SUB-30. If you want to purchase a complete customized Blue Moon SUB-30 please look under Harmonicas on the Products tab.
The Blue Moon Custom Comb for the SUB-30 is available in:
Anodized Aluminum - Black or Clear Anodized
Corian - From left to right - Graphic Blue, Hunter Green, Black, Hot Red, Glacier White
Fancy Acrylic - From left to right - Patriot, Blue Topaz Water, Lava, Orange Tuscan Sun, Margarita Swirl, Citrine Water
Second is the External Valve Plate (EVP). The External Valve Plate was developed about a year after the BMH-30 comb. Valves enable you to control the air flow to specific reeds. Because the SUB-30 has three reeds in each chamber as compared to two in a standard diatonic harmonica, valves are necessary to prevent specific reeds from playing when you don't want them to. The stock SUB-30 has 10 valves. The Blue Moon EVP enables you to add 10 more valves via a single component. It requires no special tools or screws to install. Simply unscrew the reed plates, place the EVP on the top reed plate and using the same screws, re-attach the reed plates to the comb. It's that simple. The EVP is precision CNC milled out of 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum. After installing the EVP the SUB-30 has two valves in every chamber. Regardless of whether you breathe in or out, one valve in the chamber will open and the other will close. This enables you to isolate two of the three reeds in each chamber and employ standard draw bend or blow bend techniques to play 10 additional notes on the SUB-30. These notes enable you to play chromatically on a diatonic harmonica. It eliminates the need to play over-blows or over-draws.
The addition of a Custom Blue Moon SUB-30 Comb and the External Valve Plate will dramatically improve the airtightness, tone and reposiveness of your SUB-30. In addition to these precision components, like all harmonicas, the SUB-30 will benefit dramatically from some expert reed work. If you are not a skilled reedsmith, you might consider having Blue Moon set your SUB-30 up for you.
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