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Author:  fatmac [ Thu May 31, 2018 9:01 am ]
Post subject:  Harmonica Forums

There are two harmonica forums that I frequent, both in regular use, these are not your regular blues harp forums.

Harmonica Club Forum - all sorts, diatonic, tremolo, chromatic mainly.

Slidemeister Forum - mainly chromatic, but has a diatonic section.

Author:  Crawforde [ Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Harmonica Forums

Both are great.
I do not have enough time to participate regularly, so I joined here too. I’ve got a thing with attention span.
Anyway since I do not have the time play my Harmonicas enough, I thought I would try to pick up a new instrument and have ordered a whistle. Hopefully they compliment each other.

Author:  fatmac [ Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Harmonica Forums

Hi, Crawforde, these little whistles are easier than our harmonicas, but watch out they are very collectable. :thumbsup:

Author:  Crawforde [ Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Harmonica Forums

Yep. Little instruments are dangerous.
So after ordering my first whistle, a tweaked Clarke original, looking around here and surfing the posts,...
I purchased two used whistles from a member here.
A Chieftain F and a Dixon Low D.
Now I haven’t had a whistle since I was a little kid.
I didn’t have it long, it disappeared shortly after I got it. I suspect my dad or maybe the neighbors buried it somewhere.
Anyway, the F and Low D arrived already.
Great fun. At first I thought the low D was painfully difficult. But now I like it. I may rarely play that Clarke, just like on my Harmonicas I really like the lower octave tones.
I’ve got a couple harmonica to retunes and put wood covers on them on the bench.
Plus a couple I am making for myself. As soon as the bench is clear, it’s whistle time.
I’ve already started preparing to make myself a few whistles from some copper and PVC I have out there.
Tinkering is a disease without cure.

Author:  fatmac [ Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Harmonica Forums

Tinkering is a disease without cure.

:D Some do - some don't. :lol:

I, too, was tempted by a lower whistle - I got an alto G. :)

Author:  Crawforde [ Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Harmonica Forums

Does the “some do, some don’t “ go for collecting too?
HAS and the Whistle equivalent may both be contagious and incurable.
Tinkering helps with some of the symptoms, but can turn into its own disease.

Author:  fatmac [ Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Harmonica Forums

Oh, yes, we have here an affliction known as W.A.S. :)

I got bitten very quickly. ;)

Full set of Generation nickel high whistles - Bb C D Eb F G
A generation brass high D & a pre used Feadog brass high D
The afore mentioned Tony Dixon traditional brass alto in G
A Tony Dixon ABS high D

With a Generation brass high Bb & C, plus a Waltons Little Black aluminium high D, (just to see/hear what one sounds like), coming shortly. :D

Edit: I already have a couple of duplicates, so if you were counting........... :P

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