Valved responsiveness, was Re: XB40

I began valved playing with a ProMaster, but at $60'ish, they're WAYYY too expensive.  These days, I valve Lee

At first, yes valved harps will play sluggishly.  That's because valves are the same as windsavers ;-) and
you'll tend to choke it with too much wind.  The fix is easy.  Just play it with less wind.


On Friday, December 26, 2003 7:24 AM [GMT-7=PDT],Chris Hammond <dawgawntired@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I have seen quite a few postings about this thing.  I have a Suzuki
> Promaster that I bought when they first came out.  The claim was very
> similar to the XB40.  The harp is valved such that blow bends are
> very easy to do on all holes. Question is, what is the difference, if
> any, between these two harps?
> My only comment on the Suzuki is that I think the responsiveness of
> the reeds is clunky.  What I mean by that is that on a draw or blow,
> there is a miniscule delay that I don't like.  I probably could have
> gotten used to it, but didn't have the patience.  I still have this
> thing but rarely use it. It did cost about $60 when I bought it
> (about 10 years or so ago), if my memory serves me correctly.
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