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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:02 pm 
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Thought I'd try this list; I suppose free-reed players might be folks to give harmonicas a stab (oh, and guitarist).

I saw in a recent home mail-order catalog a reproduction of a 1907 harmonica with five brass trumpet bells attached to it.

(The same catalog sells another harmonica, also in C major, with two bicycle bells attached - one pitched to E and the other to G - oddballs indeed!)

Does anyone have any experience with such beasties?
Would you be able to characterize the sound of a trumpet harmonica?

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This one?
I was wondering about that, too. Probably overpriced, considering
they sell a Clarke Orig. whistle for $50, but still an interesting
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Oddly enough, I own an original Honer Trumpet Call harmonica that I found in a local antique shop a few years back. It's a bit tarnished and has that wonderful (gasp) old-harmonica smell, but it's very loud and projects like there's no tomorrow. I never play it, but it's a neat looking thing. I'd heard that they re-issued it.

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