Re: [Harp-L] Marine Band Full Concert / Auto-Valve-Harp question

I wouldn't remove them all unless you wanted to overblow something. It's best left half-valved, I think. One thing you can do is take the valves off the low side (top reedplate), lip block the bottom and you've got a regular D harp you can bend, overblow, etc., then unblock the bottom row for the octave harp sound. 

I believe the answer to the question you actually asked is yes. The Full concert is an octave harp, isn't it?
Dave Payne Sr. 
Elk River Harmonicas 

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From: "hannessch@xxxxxxxxxx" <hannessch@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 6:39:09 PM
Subject: [Harp-L] Marine Band Full Concert / Auto-Valve-Harp question

As the Marine Band Full Concert is not available in D, I am thinking about getting an Auto-Valve-Harp in this key. Just 
in case I would want to remove the valves, I'm wondering if it will play just like a Marine Band Full Concert?
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