[Harp-L] Electric Chromatic Harmonicaster

Gary Lehmann gnarlyheman@xxxxx
Sat Mar 14 02:33:25 EDT 2020

Yes, the fellow who runs SlidemeIster IS resistant to folks who Only post about selling stuff. 
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> On Mar 13, 2020, at 7:44 PM, JOSEPH LEONE <3n037 at xxxxx> wrote:
> You will have to introduce yourself beFORE asking a question. 
> count joseph
>> 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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