[Harp-L] Comb Materials: the Perfect Test Harmonica?

Vern jevern@xxxxx
Fri May 13 01:09:08 EDT 2016

This could also be a practical case where skepticism about the materials effect could save you 
the purchase price of such an absurdity.


> On May 12, 2016, at 4:48 PM, Bob Laughton <bob at pacific.net> wrote:
> On Thu, May 12, 2016 1:13 am, Brendan Power wrote:
>> Richard Weiss, Hohner's product manager, has patented a very interesting
>> chromatic harmonica comb that I understand will be released by Hohner
>> sometime soon.
>> [...]
>> 2. Different comb materials can be inserted in wedge-shaped blocks
>> from the rear. These could be wood, stone, metals, whatever. They can
>> presumably be bought as a pack and the player can change materials if
> they wish.
>> This could be the ultimate harmonica to settle the Great Comb Debate!
> Nice. I'd say compare wedges made of foam vs. wedges made of depleted
> uranium, and settle the controversy once and for all.
> By the way, I've known lots of traditional Irish flute players over the
> years, most playing high-quality vintage or custom flutes made from wood
> or plastic, everything from African Blackwood to Delrin, and I've never
> hear a peep about which material is 'best for tone'.
> Bob Laughton

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