donoghue’s eighteen comments

  • Re: Paddy Richter tuned G and Low D harmonicas

    A few comments: more…

  • Update

    Just a brief update. The Thursday session at the Harp continues unchanged. Roughly 4-7. An open session, generally between 10 and 15 players. Hopefully welcoming to all. more…

  • Re: mouth organ

    I response to Steve Shaw's comment on Seydel's Low D, I have a Seydel 1847 Noble Low D (Paddy Richter, half valved) and it is by far the best Low D that I have played. more…

  • Re: mouth organ

    I play Paddy Richter diatonics and also another tuning related to that (flatting the 7th - it is a good tuning but not the topic here.) more…

  • Re: Octave harmonicas

    I think that the Seydel is the only one generally available new. Hohner used to make the Auto Valve octave in D, but have discontinued it. However, you can find some used AutoValves at times being offered on the web. more…

  • Re: Off-the-shelf chromatic harmonica equivalent of a B/C box

    I have to take back my caveat - they do have the Configurator for the regular brass Deluxe chromatic. I do not know how I missed it previously. If you are just experimenting, this is the less expensive option. more…

  • Re: Off-the-shelf chromatic harmonica equivalent of a B/C box

    Boyen mentioned the Seydel custom configurator. I also had one made by them to match the layout my C#/D button accordion. I find that I can transfer tunes from accordion to harmonica very easily, although I have a speed limit on both that does not match f... more…

  • Re: Session tunes

    In order to un-hijack this post, I would note that of the 80 most popular tunes on this site, all except for one are regulars at my session. So if you want to get favorite session tunes, going for the popular ones on this site is a great way to start. more…

  • Re: different picks for mandolin and octave mandolin

    My favorite pick at the moment is something that I cut out of a hotel key-card using scissors. I also have a special one cut from a Swiss train card that had my picture on it - so my face on my pick. No one wants to borrow that one. It seems I like a diff... more…

  • Re: Jerk move, or what?

    I am not sure what everyone's problem is here. Sometimes it is fun to play the same tune in different keys. I like Calliope House in E best, but the flutes like it in D. So I am ready to play it in either. The first fiddler may have chosen D to fit in wit... more…