Re: Hering 1923
- Subject: Re: Hering 1923
- From: "Hambone Hamilton" <harpmanx@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 22:22:16 -0400
They don't make the Vintage 1923 in the low keys. Are you referring to
>From: "Ben Bouman" <FITGO@xxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: "Ben Bouman" <FITGO@xxxxxxxxxx>
>To: "Jay M. Thompson" <JMThomps@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: Re: Hering 1923
>Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 00:28:41 +0200
>So far I have mixed feelings about the 1923 harp.
>I have a full set of 15 harps(including low F, low E and !! low D).
>Most harps stay in tune pretty well, but 2 went down after a few hours of
>I don't know if this has anything to do with the thickness of the
>I noticed that the used is superb, no swelling so they are sealed very
>I have customized Marine Band (from Tony Ramos). The wood is soaked is
>beeswax and treated with "schellack" (germand word that I can't translate).
>But after a 2 hour practice session the wood around holes 4 -5 -6 starts
>swelling (a little). It feels a bit uncomfartable but the harps are
>airtight, perfect tuned. He uses reedplates from Hohner with fresh (not
>The slot embossing is done very,very carefully and he claims a tolereance
>between reed and slot from 0,01 mm.
>This is my first harp where bending on hole 3 is as easy as on 1-2-4-6.
>On www.harponline.de you can find detailed info about customized harps
>(Filisko...Ramos...) with very good photos rom reeds, slots etc etc.
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