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Change a single note on a reed plate? 1 month 2 weeks ago #14658

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Ah, but not chromatically with out learning to bend, & a bend doesn't quite sound right, compared to a chromatic. ;)

Plus, of course, you could get a 64, & have 4 whole octaves. :)

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Change a single note on a reed plate? 1 month 2 weeks ago #14659

Apples to Oranges. Learning how to bend on a diatonic means learning to bend "IN TUNE". A bend can sound great to ones ears when played solo, but the same bend played communally with one or more instruments will more than likely sound like sh*t. I still get a kick out of diatonic players who claim to know ALL the bends! Knowing them, and OWNING them, are two different levels of skill. And I agree, the half-step bend on a chromatic sounds like PURE sh*t.

As for octaves get a piano and have 8.
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Change a single note on a reed plate? 1 month 2 weeks ago #14672

Hey...Didn't mean to start a hardware war.

I have a couple of chromatic harps, but I find that I can't get them to bend as well, and they sound too "pretty" for blues or funk. I imagine with practice, I could learn to overcome that issue.

Anyhow, here's the result. Four altered notes on the bottom reed plate, and the top plate is unchanged. Pardon my lack of technique. I'm just learning, and a few of the notes on this are not where I expect them to be.


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Change a single note on a reed plate? 1 month 2 weeks ago #14673

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No war - just opinions. ;)

Interesting sound you got. :)

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Change a single note on a reed plate? 1 month 2 weeks ago #14674

Good job on the tuning Che', just think what a decent harmonica will sound and play like.


No wars, we've known of each other for some time now. I play diatonic and chromatic harmonica daily, and yeah, my chromatics are both 64's, a Hering with a clear lucite comb built by Richard Ferrell and customized further by Gary Lehman with Be-Bop tuning,. I also have a 1974 Hohner Chromonica 64, from an estate sale that is in pristine condition.

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Change a single note on a reed plate? 1 month 2 weeks ago #14676

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Yes, Che' when you change notes you have to adjust to a new arrangement. But a good start.

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