Re: [Harp-L] Is there such a critter?

The Seydel Deluxe comes in a low C (i.e. tenor), but it has square holes.

The Hering Baritono is a tenor (despite the name) with round holes and screwed-together construction. For me, Hering reeds don't last.

An alternative, if you're willing to work with a customizer or do it yourself, is to cobble something together.

Fitting 270 tenor plates to a Hohner 270 Deluxe is one possibility - you get the round holes and screw construction of the 270 Deluxe.

You could have someone work on the slide of the CX-12 to make it quieter. I know some CX-12 devotees who have figured out how to do this.

Mouthpieces are swappable between Hohner and Hering 270-style chromatics, but this gains you nothing as the only screwed-together Hohner version (the 270 Deluxe) already has a round-hole mouthpiece. 

Seydel uses wider holes spacing from everyone else, so fitting round-hole mouthpieces from other brands won't work. Neither will fitting a Saxony mouthpiece on a Deluxe (I tried it - the fittings are too narrow for the thickness of the Deluxe comb).

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 From: Gary Lehmann <gnarlyheman@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Deb Wind <debseifriedwind@xxxxxxxxx> 
Cc: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 1:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Is there such a critter?
I bet Seydel would build you a tenor DeLux . . .

On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 1:07 PM, Deb Wind <debseifriedwind@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Am looking at purchasing a Tenor C chromatic, but so far all I've found is
> the Hohner 270 and the CX12. I don't like either the square holes or the
> use of nails instead of screws in the 270, & I've heard and read too many
> negatives about the audibly loud slide mechanism of the CX12. Is there such
> a critter as a Tenor C with round holes and a quiet slide mechanism?
> FWIW, I already own a Seydel DeLux in the key of C, a very nice Hohner 280
> C, and an equally nice Suzuki Chromatix SCX-64 (also in C). But I'm looking
> for a 12 hole chromatic that starts on C3 for a few songs in particular.
> Input would be greatly appreciated.
> Deb


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