Diminished Tuning Another Key

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Piro39
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Diminished Tuning Another Key

Post by Piro39 » Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:29 pm

Bendan are you planning in the near future to make another key Lucky 13 Diminshed tuning. Besides having one in your labeled key of C it would be useful to have one with the four bent notes either as draw or blow. I don't think any other key would be necessary once you have these 2 harps. I'msure you have thought about this already.

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Re: Diminished Tuning Another Key

Post by Brendan » Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:20 pm

Hi Piro...

If there is sufficient demand in the future it could happen, but not for the immediate future.

It would be easy enough to make other keys a semitone up or down from the present one. Anyone skilled with retuning reeds could do it in about 10-15 minutes. If it's important enough to you I suggest teaching yourself to retune reeds, or pay a customiser to do it. The former is best.

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Re: Diminished Tuning Another Key

Post by Piro39 » Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:06 am

Brendan I've been retuning reeds for years. I'm just feeling a little lazy about retuning 26 reeds and That's what I will probably end up doing. I think it would be good to have the 4 bent notes as the tonic in a blow or draw situation.

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Re: Diminished Tuning Another Key

Post by Piro39 » Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:06 am

Brendan I've been retuning reeds for years. I'm just feeling a little lazy about retuning 26 reeds and That's what I will probably end up doing. I think it would be good to have the 4 bent notes as the tonic in a blow or draw situation.

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Re: Diminished Tuning Another Key

Post by Piro39 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:27 pm

Brendan I just received a Lucky 13 diminished tuned harmonica and like it a lot compared to the Seydel that I've had for years. I want to point out a typo that is in the paper that diagrams the different tunings that comes with it. Perhaps you have caught it by now but if not, on the diminished diagram the draw note that should be D is labeled as C all the way up.

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