Re: turbo lids (was: handedness?)

I guess we maybe all have different appreciations. My impression of the t-l
is definetely not that it cuts volume down, on the contrary.

To me, acoustic projection is slightly better (and cupping a lot more
efficient) and amplified projection is waaaaaay better !

Ben FELTEN, Editor
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "DL Terry" <so_blue@xxxxxxx>
To: "* Harp-L" <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 11:04 PM
Subject: RE: turbo lids (was: handedness?)

> > Rick B says:
> >     The turbolids ... do indeed affect the tone in a big way.  It makes
> the tone more
> > mellow in a way I associate with plastic combs and golden
> > melodies.  Also it takes away some loudness and a certain "metallic edge
> or cut" is
> > gone .
> > So  if you were playing acoustically without a mic it might dampen the
> sound a
> > little too much.  But in most situations you have to be amplified
> I had just decided to buy about 4-7 of those things and some (gulp) SP20s
> go with 'em.
> But your'e saying they CUT volume, and sound like a GM? I already play GMs
> ...
> I thought the whole concept of turbolids was to improve one's cup and
> "face-to-harp" airseal- is that so?
> I play frequently with accoustic instruments (bass, banjo, fiddle, mando,
> guitar) - I NEED all the volume I can get - should I stick with my Golden
> Melodys? (Don't EVEN try to tell me to get a HH1896 MB - I don't like the
> covers, combs, or diminutive size)
> Maybe I should look at 364s...
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