[Harp-L] Electric Chromatic Harmonicaster

JOSEPH LEONE 3n037@xxxxx
Fri Mar 13 22:44:30 EDT 2020

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> On March 13, 2020 at 10:40 PM Jerry Deall <jdeall at xxxxx> wrote:
> Ronnie you may want to ask this on slide meister too. 
> Thanks, Jerry Deall SPAH Vice-President, join us at SPAH 2020 August 11-15, @ the Sheraton Westport Chalet, in St. Louis, MO
> -----Original Message-----
> From: autothreads at xxxxx
> To: harp-l at xxxxx
> Sent: 2020-03-13 8:21:52 PM 
> Subject: [Harp-L] Electric Chromatic Harmonicaster
> While working on the latest version of the Harmonicaster diatonic 
> electric harmonica (which looks to be a significant improvement over 
> previous versions), I believe I've stumbled upon a fairly elegant way to 
> implement inductive pickups in a chromatic harmonica. Using inductive 
> pickups on a harmonica instead of a microphone means high resistance to 
> acoustic feedback, a cool "electric" tone, and compatibility with pedals 
> and effects devices. The thing is, I don't know how many chromatic 
> players would be interested in an electric instrument. Because 
> chromatics aren't inexpensive, R&D won't be cheap, the final product 
> will be more costly than a regular chromatic, and if there isn't a 
> market, I don't want to waste money on a dead end.
> Over the years as I've worked on the Harmonicaster, I've gotten requests 
> about making a chromatic version but I'm not sure if there's really a 
> market for one, considering most chromatic players tend to play 
> traditional music or jazz, not amplified blues or rock.
> If you play chromatic, would an amplified, electric version interest you?
> Ronnie Schreiber
> The Electric Harmonica Company

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