Lucky 13 in Matural Minor

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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r!Bo.
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Lucky 13 in Matural Minor

Post by r!Bo. » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:41 pm

First off I just received My First Lucky 13 in Bb
Oh I love this Great instrument not only for the extra 3 bass holes but for the draw bend Enhancements I use draw bends a lot but these babies really make it a lot easier on some holes. the Quality of these Harmonicas compare to any of the top manufacturers and probably better in some ways.
Reading another member forum I noticed a recommendation about offering the Lucky 13 in a natural minor
I would vote on that one or a Dorian tuning Where Draw hole 3 and 7 are flattened 1 note ex in rictcher hole 3 & 7 C harmonica B down to A#
This tuning I like and have done myself by filling the base of the reed to lower the pitch this However it compromises the integrity of the reed.
Another method I have used is to drop hot non lead solder on the tip and filling it into tune. Since I am not good at replacing reeds I think having these Harps offered in a few keys to start, may take off with either Natural Minor or Dorian lucky 13 Harmonicas.
Also I own 4 Hohner 40 year old Veriens Moll Harmonic minor Harps I bought new years ago. They Still work fine and give me some great Eastern Sounds Like in Klezmer music. This is really a stretch But I wonder How the Lucky 13 Would sound with that kind of tuning especially in power Draw
All suggestions; I realize having new lines may call for investments that may not pay off or be slow to take off
r!Bo.

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