Subject: [Harp-L] Issue with Bushman Delta Frost case
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- Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:56:27 -0400 (EDT)
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You've already gotten some good answers and I'd pay attention to Dave
Payne's take on it.
As to someone complaining that there's TOO much room and then describing it
as l/4"? Yes, that's whining in my book<G>. Take an eyeglass cloth OR a
Scott's Ragg (they're far better than paper towels), wrap it around your
harp) and presto, no 'rattling', but my honest opinion is that l/4" doesn't
really constitute too much space since the tiniest bit of anything would fill
it: foam, paper, eyeglass cloth--most of which can be used to wipe down
your harp (always a good idea) after play, so it serves dual purpose. Many
chromatics come with a cloth wrapped around the harp inside its space.
You're talking about diatonics but in fact I've sought out and bought (by
my last count at least 10? by now) Vera Bradley super quilted
double/eyeglass cases in which to carry my CX-12's. The CX-12's are sold in fitted but
very heavy boxes which are just impossible to carry around. THEY don't
rattle, but to lug them around is ludicrous (given that I play several different
keys), so I found these perfectly fitting eyeglass holders which just
happen to conform to the fatness of a cx-12 chromatic (most other cases won't),
and perfectly protect my chroms from bangs and knocks and I can carry them
in my handbag or tote without worry. The only drawback is that the case is
open at the top - perhaps a problem for some, and some men do find the
patterns just a tad too 'feminine', although I've found a few which could work
for men as well.
I don't pay full price (which can run $20 - $24 per), but get them on EBay
- NOS, and have been lucky enough to pay anywhere from $7 - $14 tops for
most of mine. Here's an EBay link to the older retired (and squared off)
designs I prefer, to show one which could work for men:
It isn't obvious from the photo but there's a 'pocket' on top which allows
the stashing of a pen, screwdriver, cleaning cloth, alcohol wipe, or even a
hottie hand warmer which I use to warm up my chromatics (so the valves
Dave's right: harmonica cases are exPENsive (I have 13 CX-12's). Most of us
spend a lot of time trying to find just the right kind for our harmo
nicas--depending on how we use/carry them. MY 2 B-Rads I find too unprotected in
those cloth bags Dave mentions (I just don't like them banging around in
my bag without something a bit more protective) and will at some point make
something to fit them too. You'll find that long-term players and pros
carry cases packed with 20 - 30 harps (or more) custom fitted for their needs,
but they still need a decent single case or two for those they carry with
them all the time.
Sugar Blue wears a bandolier across his body which holds a whole slew of
his harps--I imagine it's heavy, and hot under stage lights - but it's his
signature look. They sell smaller belt-styles which can hold several to wear
around one's waist. That might suit you for your few harps.
I'm still in the process of finding the 'perfect' material to knit my own
harp cases...I've made half a dozen so far and discarded all--primarily for
chromatics. Very few yarns work because they shed fibers. At this point in
time I'm experimenting with T-shirt 'yarn' which I'm making myself. I'm a
couple of years into this --pick it back up when I can find the time --and
still haven't perfected the design or the material.
At some point I will and when I finally do I'll give out some prototypes to
my friends to try, although I'm not sure I'd want to spend the time on
diatonic holders other than my B-Radicals.
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:29:18 -0400
From: William Krueger <smaerd@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Harp-L] Issue with Bushman Delta Frost case
I've got a questing regarding a Bushman Delta Frost D I picked up a few
The short version: I like this harmonica, but the case is too large for
the actual harp. It rattles around in case. Did I get a bad case? Anyone else
have this issue?
The verbose version:
I should say that this is only my third harp. The first two have been a
cheapo Hohner Bluesband C (which served me well.. but you get what you pay
for), and a Hohner Golden Melody C. The Golden Melody came in a case that was
form-fit to the harp: I can shake the case and the harp barely moves inside
of it. Looking online at other harmonica brands/cases... it looks
like this is somewhat typical (but I don't know first hand...so I'm not
here accusing Bushman of selling lousy harps or anything).
The Bushman Delta Frost D I bought a few weeks ago has WAY too much space
in the case. It has about an extra quarter inch of space. When I bought the
harp, it came with a little Bushman flyer wrapped around the harp...and it
was tight with this flyer in the case. Now, I've taken to folding up a
paper towel and leaving that in the case so that the harp doesn't
rattle around when I leave it in my pocket.
So, did I get a defective case? Is this actually a typical harmonica case
and I should stop my whining about it?
What says the mighty Harp-L?
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