Re: [Harp-L] yonberg-harmonica

I bought one in Bb last spring. Overall I like it and will probably buy
another sometime.

It has a cool-looking, ergonomic design: Feels good in the mouth and hand.

 I am able to overblow 4, 5, 6 fairly easy out-of-the-box. Overdraws on 7,
9, and 10 are harder (as usual for me). Overbends on hole 1 and 8 are
difficult. I haven't spent time tweaking it yet, but I'm sure the
playability can be improved further--once I adjust it for my own manner of
playing .

The only negative I've found  is that the plastic they use on the
coverplates of the D2 doesn't always slide smoothly over my lips. Next time
I'll try out the D1 model which I understand has all-metal coverplates.

This is all solely my opinion-based upon playing only one of their harps.
Nice to see someone being innovative with comb and coverplate design..


On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 7:33 PM, Tom Watson <fountain@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I love the sound of my Yonberg D1, but the lever that holds the reed plate
> to the comb on the low end is a little loose; therefore my 1 draw is muted.
> There doesn't seem to be a way to tighten this.  I have written an email to
> Yonberg, but so far no answer.
> They are loud, easy to clean and tweak, but tough to overblow.
> Tom Watson
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> I have had one for about a year now and it is my favorite...D2 teal blue in
> key of C.
> They use Seydel Session Steel you could probably buy a Seydel
> session steel for less...$59 instead of $109.  I'm a sucker for color and
> you don't see fingerprints on this cover like with most harps.  Because of
> how it is shaped, you always know which end is the low end.  I love  mine.
> Blues Girl Phyllis
> Isn't it wonderful the  way the world holds both the deeply serious, and
> the
> unexpectedly  mirthful?
> In a message dated 10/28/2015 6:46:59 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
> derwood.blues@xxxxxxxxx writes:
> has  anyone tried a yonberg? They look interesting but expensive.
> --
> Derwood
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