Re: [Harp-L] Hohner 365 SBS

The good news: for a C or G harp, you wouldn't have to retune any blow notes, or Draw 1, 2, 3 or 4. So that's 18 out of 28 reeds you wouldn't have to touch (except maybe for fine tuning to suit your preference).

The bad news: You'd have to retune draw notes in Holes 5 thru 14 down, anywhere from 2 to 4 semitones. I sometimes estimate the difficulty of a tuning job by a combination of the largest distiance, and a total combination of distance.

Total semitones to retune on this job is 27 (all down). Five 2-semitone changes, 3 3-semitone changes, and two 4-semitone changes. One of the 4-semitone retunings is on the Tiny Hole 13 draw reed.

Why not just buy one (unless you really like tuning harmonicas)? 

Winslow Yerxa

Author, Harmonica For Dummies ISBN 978-0-470-33729-5

--- On Mon, 11/10/08, Tom Halchak <thalchak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: Tom Halchak <thalchak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Harp-L] Hohner 365 SBS
To: Harp-L@xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, November 10, 2008, 8:24 AM

Hello to all my fellow harpsters.  I was wondering whether it was possible -
via minor adjustment/tuning - to convert a standard 14 hole Hohner 364
diatonic to a Steve Baker Special tuned harp?




Tom Halchak

Clearwater, FL 


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