ST16M Master (Double) Reed Plate Tuning Table | MasterHarp

ST16M Master (Double) Reed Plate Tuning Table


The ST16M Master (double) Table is a step ahead of the others. It allows you to tune one plate to another of the same key and can also function as a single tuning table.

About the ST16M:

This table is the top of the line and another quality product from the bottom up. The master table opens doors to some interesting possibilities, not the least of which is a better understanding of the relationship between two reed plates that have the same key.

Like all our other tables it is made from the finest materials including GL-2 Baltic Burch plywood, a material that is incredibly sturdy and acoustically fabulous.

New to the ST series is the removable valve guide assembly. This guide is set with the valves aligned to the base on top of a thin Teflon slip plate and rubber seal. The system allows you to remove it altogether for cleaning and to adjust tension / sealing of the valves. With the guide plate we re-employed the full slot under the gasket  by about a MM worth. It still requires less work to sound the reeds as with the ST15 series and is capable of sounding deeper toned reeds.

As with other ST15 and 16 models you will also find two brass resonance tubes, brass alignment pins for easy access, and a more modular construction.

All tables produced by Masterharp are designed and built to ensure consistent results.

Standard Features: 

Every table has hardened stainless steel plate hold downs with precision adjustable shaft collars and keeper to help you manage plate to gasket tension. It all adds up to an easy way to insert and extract your reed plates for work off the table. Moving between your light source or work bench and the tuning table to finesse the reeds as you adjust will be a breeze.

It comes with one full slot 3MM silicone gasket. This gasket will accommodate most reed plates with 7.5 (Hohner) center to center spacing. Also included is the back blanking plate that turns the double into a single.

It is fully modular and can be disassembled for transportation and shipping and quickly reassembled for tuning on the road.

A full array of reed plate alignment possibilities is standard across the ST15 and 16 series and accommodates most reed plates.

Also included here is a durable Norprene draw tube with two sliding anti-crimp springs, an ergonomic mouthpiece, adjustment wrenches, a few spare parts, stable five point base footing and a blank plate to block off the rear holes if you want to tune a single reed plate.

Use with Bellows:

The table will also function well very with a bellows. Most bellows used for camping purposes have an adapter to suit the mouth piece and will draw a suitable vacuum for use with the table. Using a bellows and a simple Hoffman (think science) clamp on the hose will aid you to achieve constant air flow if you are not a diaphragm breather. Using the bellows with the table is a great time and breath saver.

Sold Separatly:

A set of two (blow and draw) cascading gaskets for Lee Oskar and Tombo plates,with their many holes, and is also available for the ST16M.

Additionally we have a 7.0 to 8.0 MM channeled adaptor plate that will accomodate master tuning of Seydel plates and their 8.0 spacing.

We have a limited number of 1.5MM gaskets for our master tables.

Your Cost: $499 USD + tax and shipping

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