Hi fellows, i started playing the harp with an Hohner XB-40, G, a few years ago. Then to change key, i bought Lee Oscar, C, D, G and A, and three, or all of them, lost tune, at 4:th sucking.
I was fine with the XB-40 even thou it soared my lips a bit, then, i thought the smaller and lighter Lee Oscar harp, was faster and i liked that. Then, when the Lee Oscars lost tune, i picked up the XB-40 again, and i realize, the way i play (single tunes (pucking?)but as fast as i can, the XB-40 layout suits me much better.
Now, the XB-40 is not for sale anymore, i will order some spare parts reed plates C thou.
I can just handle a diatonic 10 hole right now, i really like the width (5") and weight, of the XB-40, because it altogether gave me precision, and was more predictable, even slower thou. My question is, what quality 10 hole, wide, diatonic harp, would you recommend for me, i will start with a C.