[Harp-L] ACE Chromatic New wood inserts by Tom Halchak at SPAH

Robert Hale robert@xxxxx
Fri Jul 21 22:45:06 EDT 2017

I am happy to respect the observations of experienced players. Until we
have randomized, double-blind testing, we only have opinions of our
respected players.

Robert Hale
Serious Honkage in Arizona

On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 2:39 PM, Winslow Yerxa via Harp-L <harp-l at xxxxx
> wrote:

> At the 2016 SPAH convention, I both played and listened to the ACE 48 with
> both wood and brass inserts.
> Listening, I could track which was which by sound. The mellower sound was
> wood, while the brighter sound was brass. This was true even when each was
> played by a different harmonica player (the demonstrator players were Tom
> Stryker and Gerhard Mueller).
> Later, I had the opportunity to play the instrument with both wood and
> brass inserts. Not only did I hear the difference as a player, the people
> sitting next to me, Michelle LeFree and David Fairweather, remarked on how
> strong the differences where when heard close up.
> I haven’t confirmed this but I believe Hohner will have the ACE 48
> available to try out at the SPAH convention.
> Winslow Yerxa
> Producer, the Harmonica Collective
> Author, Harmonica For Dummies, Second Edition: ISBN 978-1-118-88076-0
>             Harmonica Basics For Dummies, ASIN B005KIYPFS
>             Blues Harmonica For Dummies, ISBN 978-1-1182-5269-7
> Resident Expert, bluesharmonica.com
> Instructor, Jazzschool Community Music School
> President emeritus, SPAH, the Society for the Preservation and Advancement
> of the Harmonica


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