one last Question — Paddy Tuned, but which brand ?
sorry for all the annoying questions folks.
simply put, i don’t have the availability or means to just pick a bunch up and pick one.
so, i’m in part relying on what a majority thinks/suggests for someone starting out but wanting to get the best he can from the start.
I’m going to play Irish/Cajun exclusively (love fiddle, horns, accordian tunes) — and it will be SOLO.
I HAVE decided on Diatonics, and Paddy Tuning (thanks group !)
But I’ve discovered the choice of harp still remains large (i thought focusing on a music type and tuning would narrow it.)
I’m REALLY been paying attention to SEYDEL Harmonicas. They seem the most "custom" one can get aside from actually buying custom (grin).
I was considering:
Seydel Blues Session
Seydel Favorite (aluminum comb)
—temporarily thought about XB-40, but that’s a whole other beast.
I don’t know if I’m missing anything — or maybe on the wrong path completely.
I saw the Seydels hole spacing is different than most, a slight bit wider, and depending on the harp, smoother holes, taller holes etc…
I don’t know if that’s Better or Worse for faster pace music like Irish (guess notes for a newbie might be cleaner, but also slower?)
Then tonally, I imagine the Aluminum comb must do something different than the plastic?
I LOVE that the Session has the plates and covers tucked into the comb (no sharpies),
But I LOVE that the Favorite has chromed plates (you might say I’m moisture generous in my playing — and I’m not technical enough to take apart a harp to clean it.)
Can anyone put up with me and offer a hand? (not up the side of my head, but a helping hand, haha.)
(ps- im a little time crunched as i have to load up my paypal soon if im going to get these harps any time soon.)
((NOTE: sidenote, I’m getting a PADDY "G" and either a PADDY "D" or LOW D ——-> is there MUCH advantage to learning on the LowD as opposed to D ? for the cost difference?))
Merry Christmas !