Re: [Harp-L] Paddy Richter Tuning

I have had this come up before before for a customer, Seydel will retune its harps to anything possible.  I think you could get your D, but not the G solo tuned. 
I asked about retuning the Solo tuned Solist Pro harps to another key once. If I remember correctly, they could do a Bb, B, Db or D out of one of the Solo tuned Cs, but that was as far as they could go and solo tuning one of the Steve-Baker-type harps wasn't an option because of the low octave reeds would have to be lowered too much. . They were looking at more keys for the 12-hole harps, but they were developing this when the 1847 came up and they shifted gears to the 1847. I don't know if they will be making more later or not, I can only guess, but it will probably be a while with the 1847 whirlwind taking off like it has.

But, when you are talking about retuning a 12-hole harp, for that price of retuning one of those, you'd be better off with a Chromatic DeLuxe for your G solo tuning. They are $100, 12-hole solo tuned in any key, plus push the button in and you have a bonus Ab solo tuned harp. It's a really tight chromatic.
Dave Payne Sr. 
Elk River Harmonicas, Seydel, Hohner, custom harmonicas 

----- Original Message ----
From: Aongus MacCana <amaccana@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: Ken Hildebrand <airmojoken@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Harp-L List <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 10:46:05 AM
Subject: RE: [Harp-L] Paddy Richter Tuning

Hi Ken,
Thank you very much for this kind encouragement. I am pretty sure that
Seydel make the 12 hole Solist in solo tuned version, because I have a hazy
memory of a review of it in the Seydel Newsletter and they even gave music
clips illustrating the different tunings. If I can recover the link I will
send it to you. No doubt Rupert Oysler would be able to tell us whether they
do or not. When I had the good fortune to meet Igor Flach, Seydel's "Man in
Berlin" a month or two ago he gave me to understand that Seydel can supply
any tuning you want and usually not at a huge premium. The snag with the 12
hole Solist as I remember was that it only came in C. Perhaps I could
persuade them to supply me with one in G or D "at a modest premium".
Thanks for that tip about Lee Oskars. I shall invest in a pair as you
suggest at the earliest opportunity. Unfortunately my wife has taken to all
but frisking me every time  I come out of the music store, as she can't
figure out how one man can never seem to have enough harmonicas.
Yes I have Rupert Oyslers DVD - It is a must have! Sadly all I am short of
is actually doing it.

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