Re: [Harp-L] Country tuned harps: a tuning chart

Several years ago I decided to make some country tun d harps. I know nothing about cents and I have little sense. I believe it was Rob Papparozzi who had once suggested a contact mic. I bought it, clipped,it to the reed plate of a G harp, plinked the Fsharp Reed and noted the reading. Then I filed on the end of the 5 draw Reed on a C harp until I got the same reading. 
Steve Webb in Minnesota.

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> On Aug 6, 2015, at 2:56 PM, Richard Hunter <turtlehill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The information on precise setups for the Country tuning is very interesting to me.  I confess that I've always acquired country-tuned harps either by 
> 1) buying a harp in that tuning, or 
> 2) tuning the draw 5 reed by ear.  In this case, I just tune it until it sounds good.  (Then I stop tuning.)
> I suppose if I had an electronic tuner that allowed me to get precise about the cents involved, I might use it for this purpose.  But nowadays I mostly just buy them in the tuning I want.
> Thanks, Richard Hunter

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