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Seydel blowbend problem

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:06 pm
by arsen
Hi, Everybody,
Just one question if somebody have similar experience?
I was thinking to order session steel blowbend diminished harmonica.
I have at home two blues session and swapped top reedplates just to check how seydel works for blowbends.
So on one harmonica i got on 1. and 2. hole blow pitches C4 and D4.
Draw pitches A3 and C4.
When i try to do blowbend these two holes, some strange vibration is producing . Other holes are ok.
I did similar on hohner special 20 and works fine.
Have anybody tried something similar?

Re: Seydel blowbend problem

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:52 am
by EdvinW
I have a modified Seydel Session Steel with a blow bend in hole 2. The blow note is a 'b', and the draw is an 'a', so the bend is the same size as yours. There are no additional sounds or vibrations. The same harp has the same bend in hole 9, but two octaves higher, and that one works fine too. Mine has a brass comb and a tuboslide, and maybe this makes a difference... (I didn't push the slide while testing, but it's hard to rule out the magnets on the side playing some role still.)

I have no data for larger blow bends in an SSS. On a Richter tuned harp, does the same thing happen in hole 10, or do you suspect this is a low-register thing?

Re: Seydel blowbend problem

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:28 pm
by arsen
Thanks for respond.
Sorry that i am answering so late. That is because i wanted to record myself and upload file.
Please hear uploaded file.
Yes,i suspect this is a low-register thing?