Re: [Harp-L] stainless steel reeds - hi, lo

Martin, I too have wrecked many reeds in assorted brands during my first few years of playing and even after really learning to bend and softening my attack somewhat, I still blew out some reeds. I tried a Seydel 1847 silver and I was so impressed by the way it played right out of the box that I switched to all Seydel 1847 silvers. As an added bonus I have had very few reed problems and no broken reeds since I switched about two years ago. I use both TB and Pucker techniques. Yes, they do cost more, but I think that they are worth every penny! 

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On Mar 30, 2012, at 7:18 AM, martin oldsberg <martinoldsberg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Would really appreciate extended and general input on this. In my career as a harmonica wrecker (and IÂm fairly ecumenical in the damage I do the the various brands) IÂve been contemplating if a change of material may be the way to go.
>   But these Seydels cost quite a bit, and it would be really interesting to hear if you who have the same problem as I have seen the light coming from stainless steel..
> Cheers,
> Martin
> PS. By well meaning people IÂve also been recommended a change in technique, to shift to TB all over, but thatÂs a tall order for a rapidly aging man with an uncooperative tongue.

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