Re: [Harp-L] Which Seydel Blues Harp?

> Session Steels looked like a good replacement for my much-loved and sadly-missed Special  20 low Ds.  Unfortunately, the two specimens I bought lasted less than two pub sessions before the 7-blow reeds went south (I'd point out that I'm far from being the type of crass amateur who blows harps out in a heartbeat). I also noted the souring of the pitch of several other reeds. I may have been extremely unlucky, but I happen to know another aficionado of Irish tunes who also bought a couple and had exactly the same experience. I'm glad that Aongus had a far more positive experience, but I think that anyone thinking of investing in these harps should know that not all encounters with them have been as fortunate as his. 

> On 4 Jul 2015, at 18:02, "Aongus Mac Cana" <amaccana@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> My choice of Seydel diatonic would be the Session Steel. It comes in a full
> variety of keys and special tunings if required. The factory has special
> offers on them from time to time.
> The Session Steel has the Seydel stainless steel reeds and a plastic comb.
> I have a few which were supplied by the well known Dutch player and
> customiser Ben Bouman. I have had no problems with them.
> If you prefer wooden combs and are prepared to spend a few bob/bucks more
> you could "up" to the Seydel 1847 which was the original ten hole to be
> supplied with the stainless steel reeds.
> Beannachtai
> Aongus Mac Cana

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