Show us Your Harps, Mics, & Amps!

I have enclosed the pics of my “Hohner Diatonic Slide” and my “Bushman Delta Frost”. Sorry that my pictures are not so good…I have a reallllly cheep Cell Phone and am too old to change! Poppo



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I uploaded this picture on a discord server with the caption “I want more of these”
(I also have some Suzuki Folkmasters, but I haven’t played those since I got these)

(you can clearly tell C is the most common key in my repetoire haha)

I have yet to get any other gear, and at some point I’d love to invest in an actual microphone and amplifier but y’know baby steps

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It was a good year and a Merry Christmas for sure. I did not include the set of harps I got by mistake when I first started (set of 7 harps for $80).

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Nice :sunglasses::+1:

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Upgraded my collection to include a LE LF A and E

And here with my cat, who didn’t necessarily wanted to be in the picture
but she sits wherever she sits

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Look at all of those Luck 13’s you lucky son of a gun!
Rock on,
Luke

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Looks like your cat digs the new harps! :wink:

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Hi Luke,

I got a C in Richter Tuning, C in Powerdraw, and C in Powerbender to see which one I like. So far not real happy with any of them. They all make a loud hitch pitched sound on the 6 draw bend. The powerdraw and powerbender make the noise on all higher octave draw bends. Any ideas what could be causing that?

Maybe it’s technique but I don’t have a problem hitting the 6 draw bend on the Special 20.

Cheers,
Kevin

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Hi Kevin @kjlarochelle

Is the high-pitched sound a metallic, non-musical one – basically a sort of squealing sound? If so, the problem might be the same as the one I responded to in this post (which you should definitely read). I had this problem in one of my Lucky 13 harps but lucky for me I was able to get rid of it – the squeal, not the harp! :crazy_face:

I must admit that I was not very impressed with the overall quality of the sound from any of my Lucky 13 harps … As a result I have switched to buying PowerBender and PowerDraw harps from Seydel. And no, I do not work for them or get any benefits from them for saying this. In fact, I was hoping that the newer Lucky 13 harps might have improved from the old “first edition” models that I purchased some years back.

Regards,
– Slim :sunglasses:

Regards,
– Slim

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Hi Slim,

To me it sounds like a hitch pitch musical note. It does not happen when I draw hard on it. If I play relaxed and use the same force that I use to successfully get the 6 draw bend on my Special 20 I get the noise.

Is there a way to post a recording?

Thanks,
Kevin

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Did you just pivot the reed on the pivot of your Lucky 13 to get it to work? Or did you use another technique?

I’ve got my first Luck 13 on the way (supposedly.) I ordered it over a month ago. I could only find one place where I could buy one in the key of F.

Does Seydel not make Lucky 13?

Aloha,
Luke

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You could post a recording to Soundcloud, and then share the link here.

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Hi @Luke

On that harp the problem was that the reed was twisting along its long axis (the reed was aligned properly), so I added a touch of orthodontic wax at the base of the squealing reed, but the amount needed to eliminate the squeal also changed the pitch of the reed so that I also then had to retune it.

Unfortunately they do not. Since you live in the USA your delivery probably takes longer than for mine because I think that mine were in stock somewhere in England. Yours might be coming straight from the Chinese factory used to build the Lucky13 – and that can cause large delays because of customs, politics, pandemics, etc. :roll_eyes:

Regards,
– Slim :sunglasses:

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I got mine from Rockin Ron in California.

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Yeah Rocking Ron had many keys, but for some reason it was terribly difficult to find an F

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Hello, am hoping someone may be able to help me with this. I was gifted a Hohner Alabama and cant find any info on it. I can only find Alabama Blues, but it just says Alabama. Any info would be appreciated.
Hohner_Alabama

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Hallo @Reshoe

Sieht genauso aus wie ein Special-20.

Looks much like a Special 20 – perhaps a limited release?

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