Hohner Auto-Valve Harp

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PaulG87
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Hohner Auto-Valve Harp

Post by PaulG87 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:24 pm

Hi, I came across your page on the Hohner Auto-Valve Harp and I really really like the look of it, it sounds unreal...
I have been looking on Hohner's spare parts website and checking if I can build one from scratch with your comb.

I have found a 10 hole mouthpiece from (Chromatic Koch, Chromonica I 260_40, Slide Harp) and it looks like it will fit but the reed plates only seem to come in one key, I have contacted Hohner to see if they have more key's available.

I have been playing paddy richter tuning primarily and am just wondering how much harder it is to retune an octave reed plate..

I have managed to retune a few diatonic richter reed plates to paddy richter and that worked ok but I would be afraid it's going to be a bit above my skill level, and also considering I would be looking for an equal temperament it just feels a bit risky and that I might destroy the reeds.

If it all failed and went wrong, would you possibly be able to sort out some reed plates for one??

Cheers,
Paul.

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Brendan
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Re: Hohner Auto-Valve Harp

Post by Brendan » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:49 pm

It's not hard - you only have two reeds to retune, the hole 3 blow on both reedplates, and it seems you know how to do that :-)

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Re: Hohner Auto-Valve Harp

Post by PaulG87 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:10 pm

Haha yea I suppose so, I managed to find one new in G major so I will be looking to order one of your combs soon!

I’ll give it a lash anyway, and see how it goes! Cheers for the reply Brendan, and the videos, it’s really interesting stuff.

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