New Models from the Big Manufacturers

Anything apart from the two mainstream default harmonicas (Solo-tuned fully-valved chromatic, and un-valved Richter 10-hole diatonic). Alternate tunings, different construction, new functionality, interesting old designs, wishful-thinking... whatever!
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Re: New Models from the Big Manufacturers

Post by Gnarly » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:00 pm

Brendan wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:39 pm
Suzuki had a very fertile period of development and innovation for about 5 years <snip> Just the low Manjis since
Don't forget the SSCH, that's an innovation!

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Re: New Models from the Big Manufacturers

Post by Harmonicatunes » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:12 pm

Indeed, Seydel have been great to work with. Receptive to ideas, generous with sample instruments. Being a small harmonica only company, they are not constrained in the way that other manufacturers might be.
Tony Eyers
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Re: New Models from the Big Manufacturers

Post by Brendan » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:56 am

You're right Gary! And the big tremolo chromatic. Suzuki deserve credit for going out on a limb with such adventurous models.

Tony: check the Turboslide thread for a suggestion re. Major Cross.

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Re: Hohner Ace Chromatic

Post by tonyperi » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:39 am

greggbova wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:11 pm
Has anyone tested the new Hohner Ace Chromatic?
Hello, Yes I played The Ace 48 for about 2 minutes when the Hohner rep came out to Australia last year. My first impressions were it was a really nice harmonica to play. And the comb inserts, which can be brass or wood, really make a tonal difference to the sound and the weight. The slide was very smooth too. I'd say for the price, its worth it.

(I'll also add, by way of disclosure, I am the repair tech for Hohner in Australia and work for Kurt Jacob & Co. the importers of Hohner in Australia. But that's my honest opinion.)

cheers and good luck with the new forum,
Tony Peri

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