[Harp-L] Which Chromatic Harmonica - 12 or 14 hole?

Vern jevern@xxxxx
Wed Apr 22 14:58:06 EDT 2020

My favorite harp is a Seydel Deluxe with steel reeds.  Instead of a 14-holer, consider the “Orchestra” tuning.  Key of C but G3 in hole one. Same tuning as your 16-holer but missing holes 1,2,15,16.  That range will probably cover 99.9% of everything you will want to play.

Stainless steel reeds have much longer fatigue life than do copper-alloy (brass, bronze) reeds. 


> On Apr 21, 2020, at 5:00 PM, Opus314 . <opus314 at xxxxx> wrote:
> I've been playing around with the chromatic some. I have a Swan Chromatic
> 64 and a Honer CX12.
> I'm thinking about buying complimenting the CX12 with another 12
> hole...and/or a 14 hole.
> What do you guys suggest?

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