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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2006-03-16T16:03:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=13&t=1186 2006-03-16T16:03:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1186&p=12595#p12595 <![CDATA[RE: received my new harp and it is a real ins]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:03 pm


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2006-03-16T14:49:42+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1186&p=12594#p12594 <![CDATA[RE: received my new harp and it is a real ins]]> I bought a pink plastic C harp at the store yesterday for $2.67, and it plays! They make 'em in yellow, pink, blue, and green...

* Interesting that you would pick the pink one then...

:P

Bosco

* - I'm sure it's for the benefit of the slobberin' drunk you mentioned.

Statistics: Posted by bosco — Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:49 pm


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2006-03-15T18:02:01+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1186&p=12593#p12593 <![CDATA[RE: received my new harp and it is a real ins]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:02 pm


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2006-03-15T17:57:49+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1186&p=12592#p12592 <![CDATA[RE: received my new harp and it is a real ins]]>
I'm tempted to agree, Bosco - you spend weeks learning how to bend, and once you've cracked that, it seems there's nothing worthwhile left to play without using the technique.
I was actually referring to that post from the Archives, but what stuck in my mind more than the metallurgist guy was a bunch of people saying "break 'em in". But whatever - since my new harps only cost half the price I'd pay in the UK, I think I'm gonna risk bending them 'cold'

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2006-03-15T00:35:11+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1186&p=12591#p12591 <![CDATA[RE: received my new harp and it is a real ins]]>
Got a fair number of Amish carriages on the roads around there, too.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:35 am


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2006-03-14T18:26:08+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1186&p=12590#p12590 <![CDATA[RE: received my new harp and it is a real ins]]> What is this "flat ground" of which you speak?

Well it's somewhat south of here...in between us, Rico. I took a job transfer and lived in Fort Wayne, Ind for FIVE godawful years. It's flat as a table for 60 miles in every direction and there's not a lake within an hour's drive of there either. The locals eat for recreation and they have the market cornered on obesity, that's for sure.

As BlueJay can attest, I live in God's country now. Gentle rolling hills, lots of tall trees and you can't drive 5 minutes in any direction without running into a lake!

Bosco

Statistics: Posted by bosco — Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:26 pm


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2006-03-14T17:00:18+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1186&p=12589#p12589 <![CDATA[RE: received my new harp and it is a real ins]]> >it up faster than flat ground

What is this "flat ground" of which you speak? We Appalachian-Americans want to know...



"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:00 pm


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2006-03-14T14:15:09+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1186&p=12588#p12588 <![CDATA[RE: received my new harp and it is a real ins]]> Remind me, someone, how many hours' play do you need before it's broken in and can be used for bending?

The jury is still out on that one Rook, and there's more opinions than Doan's has pills. I personally don't have time to play campfire music on a harp for X number of hours anyway, and just jam on them straight out of the box.

The bottom line is, a harmonica is intended to be a "mouth organ" and is not designed to have bent notes played on it. They will always be detrimental to the health of the harp, that's just a fact. As many pros will attest, you do have some control over this however, by not playing too hard.

A couple years ago we had a thread here about breaking in harps. There was a fellow that posted who had a background in metallurgy. His analogy was that constant bending of any metal fatigues the stress point to the eventual event of failure. The reed will vibrate at it's base where it is connected to the reedplate. Following this line of thinking, ALL playing on a harp is just "playing hours" and will lead in the same direction.

Sure as running a garden tractor up and down hills will burn it up faster than flat ground, I'm sure bending notes will stress a harp faster than "straight" note playing. Up til now though, no one has ever proven to me that a break in period is beneficial in any way. Ahhh, the price we pay to play the blues...

Bosco

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2006-03-14T13:30:37+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1186&p=12587#p12587 <![CDATA[RE: received my new harp and it is a real ins]]>
As for the other stuff, I haven't drawn any firm conclusions yet, mainly because all the tunes etc I know are played in different keys, so they haven't really been put through their paces yet. But the beautiful Hering 1923 in A sounds pretty good but tastes funny, which I never imagined would be a 'problem'. I've weaned myself off the Portnoy set for a while and started practicing the one or two riffs in the Sonny Terry book that don't require bending, until it gets worn in and I can really get down! I feel some whoopin' and hollerin' comin' on!

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2006-03-13T14:18:44+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1186&p=12586#p12586 <![CDATA[RE: received my new harp and it is a real ins]]>
Bosco

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