Re: Larry Adler Professional 16 by Hohner
- Subject: Re: Larry Adler Professional 16 by Hohner
- From: MundHarp@xxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 09:22:29 EST
Back in 1961, my mother bought for me a Larry Adler Professional 16, as a
13th birthday present. . It was my first 4 octave harmonica, I'd been playing
"270s" prior to that date. I still have that harmonica, although Bill Rommell
replaced the original wooden comb, which had cracked, with a "see through"
Plexiglas custom comb for me about 5 or 6 years ago. This rather improved the
I have never liked the round holes in the mouthpiece, and it has always been
a leaky harmonica, without much volume. These days I much prefer to use 3
octave chromatic harmonicas, because they are more air tight and consequentially
play rather louder.
However, it is nice to have a harp with that extra octave....
I was lucky enough to speak with Larry Adler about the "Larry Adler
Professional 16" a few years back, and he told me he was "not keen" on the "16" and
Hohner simply had used his name on the cover plates to promote the instrument!
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