I have played chromatic and diatonic harmonicas off and on for 40 years, mostly off, and mainly at home alone. However I just started playing more frequently and with others. I first started playing again with my diatonics, then last week I got out my oldest chromatic (purchased in Germany in 1970) the Hohner 280, 64 chromatic. I found it much easier and more enjoyable to play than in the past. When I switched to my Hohner 270, key of G only 5 years old, it has been played very little, it seemed a little more difficult to get the same lively sound. Then I switched to the Hohner 270, key of D even newer and almost unused, it was the least lively.
Question: does the harmonica that is played the most, play easier because it takes awhile to “break in” the reeds, or is that my imagination? If there is a break in time, what is the best way to do so?
Enjoying the harp again. Your comments would be appreciated.