[Harp-L] Harp Tech (was: Buying New Harp)

Mike Peace in Tulsa is the tech in question--send him your harps, you won't be sorry!
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From: Arthur Jennings <timeistight@xxxxxxxxx>
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Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:23:59 
To: Bill Kumpe<bkumpe@xxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Re: Buying New Harp

"Local harp tech"? I don't think there's a harp tech within a thousand mile
radius of here.

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 7:15 AM, Bill Kumpe <bkumpe@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> I concur with Michael but for a different reason.  In my experience, out of
> the box Suzukis are more reliable than Hohners.  I have never gotten a bad
> or marginal Suzuki out of the box.  Suzuki's QC is probably the best in the
> world.  But, in spite of this, the Special 20 is probably a better long
> term
> investment because of the ease of repair.  Face it, as harp prices go up,
> harp repair and rebuild is probably the future of the diatonic.  As much as
> I like my Suzukis, a properly rebuilt and tweaked Special 20 is a truly
> fabulous harp.  If you start with the S-20 chassis, you have the basis for
> your local harp tech to begin building you a collection of harps you will
> use (and re-use) for decades.  That is the decision I have reached in my
> harp purchases.  I am not buying new harps as replacements.  I have a good
> relationship with a local tech.  When my current S-20's and MB's go, I will
> spend the purchase money with him (even if I do have to spend a little
> more)
> to get back a custom harp rebuilt to my specs rather than taking a chance
> on
> the Hohner blister pack lottery.
> Bill Kumpe
> Tulsa, OK

Arthur Jennings

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