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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:58 pm 

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I have recently invented a magnetic harmonica holder I call HarpLock. It's unlike anything available it's reasonably priced (20 bucks and the shipping) and it works extremely well. I'm now in the process of trying to figure out how to take it to market. If you get a moment please take a peek at the website listed below. If you have suggestions as to how I might try to sell some of these. Or you could perhaps refer to this to someone who you think might be interested I would be most grateful.
Gary Applegate

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:48 am 

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Now that is neat!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:56 pm 

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Hello, Gary Applegate.

WOW! Your solution to the harp rack is so common-sense, so easy to install or remove, and so inexpensive, everyone who uses a rack ( or everyone who wants to use a rack) should buy one. You are a genius.

As to selling your Harplock, I'd keep it for sale only through you, for at least a year, then contact the major harmonica manufacturers to see if they'll distribute it for you, or buy the patent.

Your idea, if it works, is way ahead of the 20th century harp racks.

Good Luck to you.

John Broecker

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:23 pm 

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Cool GA!!

As Mr J_B says, keep doing the distribution etc yourself.

Your website is good; and you should link up to as many other harmonica sites like this one you can find.

You should also think about going to a SPAH and/or other harmonica conventions you can attend.

Once you make your first $Million, then you can hire others to work/sell for you.

Put me down for that!

Good luck!

"Have Harp, Will Travel!" 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:06 pm 

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gary had these at the bean blossom blues fest this past august.
there was quite a buzz about them.
initially the harps got attached by velcro but i think there were some folks offering up modifications.
perhaps the magnets were one of them.

i can tell you- the thing was solidly built!
if i knew how to play a stringed instrument, or harp for that matter, i'd be all over this.

and since we are talking about racks, bottle o blues has come up with a long overdue modification for racks.
a simple idea but i have never seen anyone else come up with this.
it is a strap that goes around your back and the 2 ends clip onto the rack.
this keeps the rack secure to the body and in position to play.
there is a demo vid on his site with a guy hanging upside down using it!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:20 pm 
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I have one of these and it’s fantastic. Works better than any rack I’ve used.

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