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

Based on my OWN experience (and I now own 13 CX-12's in various keys  
including two Tenors), NONE of them have 'noisy slides'. I truly do  think it's 
in how it's played. I play by pressing it in with the pad at the base  of my 
right forefinger. I don't HIT the button. 
I've watched other players and when they do hit or tap the button --therein 
 lies some of the noisiness. Those who play like me by pressing it in seem 
to  avoid any real clanking.
As well, when the single-piece slide is taken out for maintenance, it's  
easy enough for the small spring to fall out. IF put back upside down (nearly  
impossible to tell if it is or not), it will result in clanking of the 
button  and needs to be reversed. 
I think you need to actually try out a CX-12 yourself instead of relying on 
 what other people say. Each of these harmonicas plays differently 
depending on  the user and there's no such thing as 'one size fits all'.<G>
I've nothing against Seydels - have a couple now and my original Deluxe has 
 a wonderfully smooth slide. But --they come with square mouthpiece  holes, 
also not my favourites.
Hope this helps a wee bit.
"Message: 5
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:52:23 -0500
From: Deb Wind  <debseifriedwind@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Is there such a  critter?
To: Harp List _harp-l@xxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx) 

Very much appreciate the feedback from everyone. Thank you.

I  started looking at the Seydel Baritone. It's a very nice little
instrument  and in the same price range as Hohners. (Plus, I learned how to
play  chromatic on a DeLuxe.) Then looked at the Hohner Super Chromonica
Delux 270  (because it says the mouthpiece and plate can be switched out
with a Hohner  270... cover plate too?). But then that means I have to buy
two harps....  (not that there's anything wrong with that....) Admittedly
I like the sound  of Hohners though. Seems, to my ears anyway, a little  

Still an  "in-progress-thought-process".


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