[Harp-L] Re. Low Tuned Harps

In terms of OTB low harps, I'd like to put a word in for the Hohner


Joe Filisko and Hohner did a great job with adjusting the reed profiling to
make a responsive low-range harp in the same size as a normal 10 hole,
really impressive! The heavy-duty covers are nice too, with the conical
shape of the lower one working well to stop the low draw reeds from


I'm enjoying using Thunderbird reedplates to make up my personal 'Lucky 13'
Stretch Harps. I slice them at hole 4, keeping the low end. I have
Thunderbird reedplates in holes 1-3, and PowerBender tuned SUB30 reedplates
in holes 4-13. Both sets of plates are set in a lipped 13 hole comb made
from two 10 hole plastic combs (the front lips mask the joins in the
reedplates), with Hohner 364 covers. This gives me a 3 octave all-bending
harp plus an extra low end for fat chording - 4 octaves altogether in a
small size. Lots of fun!


I haven't tried Suzuki's new low-range harps, how do they compare to the



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