[Harp-L] Custom Harps-my 1st- I was blind but now can see

Burke T, out of the Bay area, took a box of my tired old harps and sent me back a box today with some of mine revived/customized and some of his customized harps. All I can say is I am floored. It brought back the same feeling I had when in the 7th grade and  my parents finally took me in for glasses. It turned out  I was close to legally blind and when I walked out of that shop with my first pair of glasses on the world was in focus for the first time in my life. It was like this with these harps. I have been playing stock harps since the mid 70's and just plain got use to it as normal but I now realize, working with harps that stuck, buzzed, were hard to play, and the high end was useless on many keys there is a new world out there. To sum it up simply- I can flow so much easier with my entire sound. It is sort of jolting because I am programed for stuff to get stuck, out of wack. I don't know if anyone will hear any difference but I can. This is my
 first session with some of them. I used a hicksville MB in A, and Hicksville MB in G on these. Burk T is passionate about harps and I am glad to have met him. I often wonder why I stay on these forums and then I meet a guy like him, and many of you here, and it makes it all worth it. I TAKE BACK EVERYTHING I HAVE SAID TO DATE ON CUSTOMIZED HARPS. I was dead wrong about being able to get what I wanted out of stock harps since I blew one of these. But I am glad it has taken me this long to get one because my style is mine and now I can take it to new places! Walter 

with the 1 man band
never seen another dance like my Judy B
Soon I was a highway man

just vocal and the harps

Burkee T let me see
dizzy with hammers in my head I can't see
the hard times are all gone


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