Re: [Harp-L] raising a reed's pitch
On Dec 17, 2012, at 10:20 PM, David Payne wrote:
> He's also done something to the slide. I don't know what. But that slide is air tight. You can hear it.
The chromos were played with a coating of 3 in 1 oil on the slides. Afterwards, the oil was removed. (please forgive me Leo)
> Leo Diamond was pimping out the Rascals harmonicas, as was Leo Friedman, I believe. I've always contended they were as smart as we, were techs just like us -the main difference being they were better at keeping
> secrets -
Well...believe it. Friedman was my teacher. BTW, he's the one I'm asking for forgiveness.
> I was really glad when I got this LP, it gave me a chance to demonstrate that fact.
> I don't think the Rascals were playing harps like this after Leo Diamond left the band. I don't hear it afterwards.
I have to agree. But it's only my opinion.
> I don't get the impression that it was going on when Al Smith was a rascal, or the Sgro Bros. I've never asked Al about it, but I've asked Tony Sgro and I don't think they were playing very customized stuff. I think Leo Diamond was behind all that.
> David Payne
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