Re: [Harp-L] Chromatic cover lids modification

The Velvet Voice covers are designed to give them the tonal quality that you 
value so much. Do they really have that effect? I suppose you could find out by 
changing them, if you're willing to accept the result . . . 

 Winslow Yerxa
Author, Harmonica For Dummies ISBN 978-0-470-33729-5
Harmonica instructor, The Jazzschool for Music Study and Performance
Resident expert,

From: Denny Noreikas <harpmessin@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: Harp- L <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wed, January 12, 2011 5:27:34 PM
Subject: [Harp-L] Chromatic cover lids modification

All this recent talk about which Chromatics to buy got me thinking about trying 
Chromatic again for playing Blues. I have 2 key of C's, a Hohner CX-12 and a 
Velvet Voice 48. The CX-12 is too shrill for me compared to the Velvet Voice. I 
like the
rich smooth sound of the Velvet Voice. However, the top and bottom cover plates 
on the
Velvet Voice curled around toward the comb in the back of the harp which narrows 
back opening suppressing the sound. I am sure this is by design.

The CX-12 has a very large opening in the back. Can the cover plates on the 
Voice be filed down with a Dremel tool or similar device to open up the back? I 
am not
a customizer nor do I want to screw-up a perfectly good harp.

Any help would be appreciated.



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