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Brad FJun 19, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
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I didn't see any way to pre-order on the site, perhaps it is only via the Harrison Harmonicas mailing list. What do you know about his new product? I understand it to be a new harmonica, not a customized version of another company's product.
I believe you can pre-order from this link.
I'll be interested to see the response to these harps compared to the custom harps that people have.
i got to play a proto-type that jason let me try. it is a very nice harp.i thought it was well crafted and played as well, or better, as many of the customs i have tried.
but unless i was a professional player or a collector, i doubt i would pay $180 for a harp, even a customized harp.
but i think one of the drawing points to this harp is the replaceable reeds. i think jason implied that the harp may be sold in stores and that the stores would carry the reeds. if not, then i believe brad will have the reeds. however, with the mojo of modern science, and brad's closely kept secrets, these reeds should last much longer than the usual stuff out there.
i am looking forward to the long term reviews. (which i guess means in a year from now.) who knows, i may be persuaded by the response to give one a try. but living in detroit has taught me one thing, never buy the first model off the line.
The problem as I see it is that the prototypes have probably been personally set up for the players in question by Brad. This in effect makes them custom harps.
I suspect that Hohner, Suzuki, etc do the same with prototypes that they provide to their testers .
Bearing in mind that this isn't practicle to do on a mass produced scale. I can't see that any mass produced harp is going to play anywhere like a custom out of the box.
Like Eric I look forward to hearing the long term reviews on them.
I like the individual reed replacement idea and of course it would lessen the long term costs a lot. However this is all down to availability of parts to the individual player. A lot of people encounter problems obtaining replacement reedplates from the major players at the moment. I only hope that parts for the B-Radical will be more readily available to players worldwide.
I don't doubt for one minute that the B-Radical will be a good harp utlising a lot of Brads knowledge. But whether it'll live up to the hype is another thing altogether
i think he should give out free harps to let us try them. you know, get us hooked on the harp and then sells us a second, third, fourth and so on.
FREE HARPS TO ALL!!
I agree! :)
So should Joe Spiers, Joe Filisko, Chris Michalek, etc.
Now if they can arrange to each give me a custom harp in a different key as well!!! LOL
Well, truth be told, if you want a really good instrument, you can't be a cheapskate because the amount of time necessary because of the hand labor involved, anybody who thinks they're gonna get the kind of quality from a custom harp or one of Brad's new stuff and pay under $50 US each is flat out living in a dream world, and that's the reality of things. Truth be told, many problems with harmonicas have far more with playing technique than manufacturing defects, real or percieved.
I would not be able to sleep at night unless I ordered a couple (an A and a C)... and besides, normally summer goes by too fast, so waiting until fall to receive the B-radical harps should help slow down the passing of summer 2009.
I'm not sure I should wear the T-shirt until I get to hold and play the B-radical harp.
get in line, kingley!!
maybe i will start a harp cartel while the government is busy with other nationalemergencies. i think i need to hire some fairly big, powerful and fearlesspersuadersfor my visit to filisko, spiers, buddha and any others that may fall under the umbrella of my new organization!
Your going to love them! The new reads are the best! Plus the prototypes I have played are not nearly as good as the finished product will be!
Hey guys, Jason and I have both been to the factory and these reeds are drasticallty different that what anyone else has ever done with their centuries old technology. It is possible to manufacture a harmonica that plays like a custom. So if you are interested (as quite a few harmonica players have been, worldwide) then:
The B-radical! from Harrison Harmonicas is available for pre-order for Fall 2009 delivery. Harrison Harmonicas is proud to be the only harmonica made in the USA.Check it out the offer here along with a video featuring the B-radical, Jason Ricci & Michael Peloquin:http://www.harrisonharmonicas.com/B-radical.phpSee all of the pre-order bonuses including:
-a $10.00 discount per harmonica when pre-ordered, with no limit!
-pre-order bonus giftsThank you,Michael PeloquinHarrison Harmonicas, LLC
Pre-ordered all 5. They will keep their value, I'm sure.
Well its late September... anyone get their B-Radical harps yet ?
I keep running to the mailbox like Ralphie Parker in the "Christmas Story" movie, who was waiting for his Orphan Annie decoder ring.
To keep with the story, I am going to lock myself in my bathroom so nobody will disturb me while I try out my new harps !
I got my T-Shirt.
Ah-oh ! I think I just wore a hole in the left armpit of my B-Radical T-shirt! Damn! Haven't even had a chance to play a B-radical while wearing the T-shirt!
I knew I should've waited until the harps arrived... but then I probably should have ordered the XX-Large instead of the X-Large.
Oh wear oh wear are my B-radical harps...
I recently had an e-mail from Michael Peloquin who said that the first shipment of B-radicals will be ready mid November to early December. So we should be getting them as an early Christmas present! Can't wait!
Anyone heard how/when/where we who pre-ordered with a deposit are to pay the balance? Will we get an invoice from Brad before he ships?
i have been wondering the same thing bluemoose. i for one would like to pay it as soon as possible so that it will be ship as soon as possible.
Well Brad, as you may have noticed we've been doing alot of waiting. BUT....my lastest eta is "April" so.....fingers tightly crossed and clenched eyeballs ferverenty cast heavenward.
I just received a phone call from Michel. They are having a few production problems but are producing and shipping fairly quickly and should be caught up very soon.I can hardly wait..Carl