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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2008-06-18T19:41:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=13&t=7575 2008-06-18T19:41:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7575&p=75716#p75716 <![CDATA[Re: Hering Master Blues]]> Statistics: Posted by watertore — Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:41 pm


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2008-06-18T18:01:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7575&p=75715#p75715 <![CDATA[Re: Hering Master Blues]]> gently retighten all of the screws until they're hand tight, and this is especially true with all Hering products that are screw tapped (you'll need a Phillips #1 screwdriver). Once you tighten them, they will play easier (but just remember, do not ever overtighten them or you'll strip the threads and cause a really bad leakage problem). It's a good idea to check them every few weeks.

The Hering 1923 Vintage Harps play louder because of the thicker reed plates and its obvious drawback is that they can be easily blown out when played too hard all the time (the single biggest cardinal sin that 80% of harp players are clearly guilty of), and if you do the same with the screws as I mentioned with the Master Blues, you'll also notice that they'll play even louder too.

Statistics: Posted by barbequebob — Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:01 pm


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2008-06-18T12:18:27+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7575&p=75704#p75704 <![CDATA[Re: Hering Master Blues]]> Statistics: Posted by watertore — Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:18 pm


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2008-06-18T06:10:15+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7575&p=75701#p75701 <![CDATA[Re: Hering Master Blues]]>
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2008-06-18T06:08:03+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7575&p=75700#p75700 <![CDATA[Re: Hering Master Blues]]> sounds pretty good,comb sealed with nitro laquer and wax.

thank goodness for electric drills ;)

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2008-05-07T16:21:17+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7575&p=74046#p74046 <![CDATA[Re: Hering Master Blues]]> will need more of a breaking in period than the Vintage, but I can almost guarantee this will last longer than the Vintage because it doesn't have a thicker reed plate.

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2008-05-07T16:09:12+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7575&p=74044#p74044 <![CDATA[Re: Hering Master Blues]]> Statistics: Posted by watertore — Wed May 07, 2008 4:09 pm


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2008-05-05T16:31:33+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7575&p=73992#p73992 <![CDATA[Re: Hering Master Blues]]> hand tight. The 10 hold may need to be regapped slightly and you may need to do both reeds in the hole so the action balances out properly for you. All of the Hering Bb's tend to have a bit of this problem, but more often in the lower end. Actually, rather than regapped, actually reprofiled more than the actual gapping, which takes much more time. It definitely tends to play better after a short breaking in period. Also sometimes the reed may not have been riveted down properly (which was very common problem with Hohner in the 80's to the mid 90's), and if this is the case, get a small nailset, place it on the rivet, and then get a tack hammer and VEEEERY gently tap it down until it seats flush flat on the reed plate.

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2008-05-05T00:05:12+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7575&p=73957#p73957 <![CDATA[Re: Hering Master Blues]]> Statistics: Posted by dcblues — Mon May 05, 2008 12:05 am


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2008-05-02T16:35:17+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7575&p=73903#p73903 <![CDATA[Re: Hering Master Blues]]> a.) the cover plates on the Vintage are made of brass and has side vent holes much like the MB/MBVDlxe/MS Big River harps, wheras the Master Blues is made of stainless steel and does not have the side vent holes; b.) the reed plate thickness on the Master Blues is of the more standard thickness of 0.90mm, which is the same as the stock MB's (please do not confuse reedplate thickness with the reed thickness, which are two entirely different things), wheras the Vintage is very thick at 1.20mm, and because of this, the vintage is noticeably louder in volume than the Master Blues; c.) They're both tuned to Just Intonation, except these two are not the same version, as the 1923 Vintage Harps are tuned to 7 Limit, (which is the same tuning that all MB's/Sp20's/Blues Harp/Old Standby's were all tuned to until 1985), wheras the Master Blues is tuned to 19 Limit (the tuning used on the MB/Sp20/Blues Harp/Old Standby from 1985-1990/91), and with 7 Limit, 5 & 9 draw is tuned to 29-31 cents flat, wheras 19 limit has those same two tuned to 3 cents sharp; and finally d.) the parts between these two models are interchangeable. If you prefer the old MB sound, the Vintage Harp is closer to it because of 7 limit just intonation, but if you're as guilty as most players are of playing with far too much breath force, the chances of blowing them out quickly increases greatly because of the thick reed plate keeps much more air directed at the reed, which gives the instrument greater overall volume, but if you want to play more than just the basic 3 positions, and don't like the really flat 5 & 9 draw, the Master Blues may be for you, and because this one is using the standard plate thicknees, this should be much less problematic in terms of blowing out harps, but if you play any harp too hard, none of them will last too long.

Statistics: Posted by barbequebob — Fri May 02, 2008 4:35 pm


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