RE: [Harp-L] Popper and Fender Harp
Thanks for the reply, Mike. I actually use the 1847s regularly. I was raised on Special 20s, moved over to Golden Melodies when I fell across overblowing, and tried an 1847 at a SPAH around 7 years ago, and havenât looked back since. I try different harps on occasion, but the 1847 just fits me best. I like the Session Steel, too, but not as much as the 1847s. And, for what itâs worth, my 1847s are now all over 5 years old, and still going strong!
From: Mike [mailto:mikefugazzi@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 10:50 AM
Cc: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx; rlwilliger@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Popper and Fender Harp
I hit on this in another post, but the harp isn't out until May and JP isn't even gigging with them yet. It is a Seydel Antique Blues Favorite with Session Steel reed plates. The only modification is the lacquer on the covers so they are smooth (well, I guess the coverplate stamp is different too).
Try a Session Steel. It is near the same thing. If you typically play Special 20's like I do, you'll find the SS covers to sit higher and slightly change your embouchure. I've sound using 1847 covers to be beneficial. The Session Steel is a fantastic harp, and cheaper than the Fender version (well, in theory).
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:34:22 AM UTC-6, Richard L Williger wrote:
Cool video of John Popper. Thanks to whoever took it. His style certainly
is recognizable and fluid.
Has anyone tried the new Fender harp he's hawking?
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