[Harp-L] switching blows to draws

Rick Dempster rickdempster33@xxxxx
Sat Jun 11 04:48:17 EDT 2016

....Back again. It worked!! I just grabbed an Old Lee Oskar 'A' I had lying
about, and reversed the plates. Didn't even have to drill any holes.
Now  the 'E" (draw plate) is all blows, same bends as usual, and the 'A'
plate (blows) vice versa.
Now I'll just play it a bit and see if I like it. (Probably not; getting
old and don't like change)

On 11 June 2016 at 18:34, Rick Dempster <rickdempster33 at xxxxx> wrote:

> The most logical thing to do would be to try a 30 reed harp. A Sub30
> tweaked by Tom Halchak, or Brendan Power & Zombor Kovaks.
> I'm not saying these harps are without their problems (the biggest one for
> me being the limited keys available)
> but that would be the most obvious thing to do. Otherwise you are going to
> have constantly to be customising harps yourself,
> or getting someone to do it for you. At least Brendan, Zombor and Tom, are
> on the case with these instruments, have a lot of the problems solved,
> and they are not impossibly expensive. Zombor and Tom have different
> approaches to valving the upper octave, which has been one of the remaining
> difficulties
> with the Sub 30.
> Of course you have not made it really clear if you had a tuning layout in
> mind here. Maybe you want the note layout of a draw plate (DGBDFABDFA - on
> a C harp)
> turned into a blow plate, and vice versa. Hmm....maybe you can do that by
> just reversing both plates. I'm going to try that.....!! Back soon (no
> doubt bitterly disappointed!)
> RD
> On 11 June 2016 at 18:01, Vern <jevern at xxxxx> wrote:
>> > On Jun 10, 2016, at 9:20 PM, Rishi Oswal (Rishió) <email at xxxxx>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> >  …..I have a larger capacity to breathe out than breathe in…….
>> It seems to me that you can exhale exactly the same amount of air that
>> you previously inhaled.
>> Vern
>> >
>> > --
>> > Short & Sweet from Rishió
>> > www.rishio.com

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