Re: [Harp-L] Low tuned Harps

I really think the modern harmonicas are all very good. If you like brass
reeds, the Seydel Session Standard harps are about $15 cheaper than the low
Manji's and there is a wider selection. I'm really liking the stainless
reeds. A Session Steel is about the same price as a Manji. They all play
about the same as long as they are not leaky and gapped reasonably. I don't
prefer harps put together with nails, however I am very fond of my four
year-old Eb Marine Band.

Low Manji harps are available in C, D, E, Eb, and F
Low Session Steels are likewise available in those 5 keys plus Db and F#
The Seydel Blues Favorite is available from LowLowF to HiA

I have a Low F Manji and a legacy Low Eb Special 20 and and many Low Seydel Pro 12, Session Steels, and Session Standard harps. I like the Suzuki and Seydel harps out of the box, but usually find a reason to go to the dark side and open them up to tweak them.

-----Original Message----- From: Phyllis731@xxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2015 6:23 AM
To: bad_hat@xxxxxxxx ; harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Low tuned Harps

I'm curious how you would all rate low note harps in terms of brands:
Suzuki Manji m20...Hohner
Thunderbird...Seydel.  Any info about differences or comparison would  be

Blues Girl Phyllis
Isn't it wonderful the  way the world holds both the deeply serious, and
the unexpectedly  mirthful?

In a message dated 6/8/2015 7:30:47 A.M. Central Daylight Time, bad_hat@xxxxxxxx writes:

On 6/7/15 1:24 PM, Steve Hayes wrote:
I'm playing Seydel Solist Pro 12  Steel SBS-type low harmonicas when
possible. The low-notes are very  saxophone-like and are great for

How does  that work, the SBS tuning resolves in 13 holes hence Hohner's
use of a  365-14 comb and plate as the basis of this tuning.  Does Seydel
just  leave the top 2 notes off of the  harmonica?

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