Re: [Harp-L] Bouman Beta Harps WAS Hohner Rocket
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- Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Bouman Beta Harps WAS Hohner Rocket
- From: Richard Hunter <turtlehill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 14:02:26 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
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- Reply-to: Richard Hunter <turtlehill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Ben Bouman wrote:
<It seems to me like you are a candidate for one of my Seydel custom harps :-))
<My basic model is in fact a custom 1847 /session steel. I sell it for the price that you normally pay in a shop . But.. I do mild embossing on all <reedslots, I recurve and re-gap all reeds, check the tuning.. + I offer unlimited warranty and service.
<My basic model is very good for players who to attack the notes/play loud...
<More info is on my very new website:
I own one of Ben's harps, and it's a very nice instrument. I just checked out his site, and I think the prices are indeed very reasonable at each level of customization. And I like that he starts with Seydel 1847s and Session Steels, which are good instruments out of the box, and makes them better.
In other words, worth some serious consideration.
I haven't tried a Rocket yet, but I certainly expect to. I find that in general the premium out-of-the-box instruments from Suzuki (Manji and Olive), Seydel (1847 and Session Steel), and Hohner (Crossover and MB Deluxe) are solid instruments, each with a different character. The Hohners have that familiar blues squawk; the Manjis play like lightning; the Seydels are loud and durable. They're all a treat to play. These days I'm getting good mileage from Lee Oskars and Special 20s, but the higher-end models deliver a little more value, in keeping with their higher price.
Regards, Richard Hunter
author, "Jazz Harp" (Oak Publications, NYC)
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