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Todd G
Jan 08, 2010 1:28 AM GMT

Anybody know how a guy could get or make one of these?


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Jan 08, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
Ricardo Replied:

Seydel has Low C harmonicas.

Jan 08, 2010 9:07 AM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:

Marine Band 364 (anyway not good harp) and Seydel Blues Session. I have one, it's very good, I even can overblow it (a bit rough of course) out of the box!

Jan 08, 2010 10:41 AM GMT
Ben B Replied:

I sell a low C beta-harp ( = Seydel 1847) through my website:

Ben Bouman

Jan 20, 2010 7:57 AM GMT
Andrew T Replied:

A low C harp??? THat would be interesting! What is the lowest harp in regular circulation? A low F or E, maybe. Well actuall I saw a video of Big Walter Horton playing a low D harp. So it's easy to imagine that someone still manufactures low Ds and perhaps low Cs... check around online. Oh yeah and these fellas are right about Seydel low C harps!

Jan 20, 2010 11:34 AM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:

The lowest harp is produced by Seydel now. It's LowLow F. 1 blow is F2, the same note as 6th guitar string at the 1st fret, 2 octaves and 4th below middle C. Wanna try it someday.

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Jan 21, 2010 6:39 PM GMT
Chris C Replied:

Could I sugest just getting a C honher SBS 14 Hole.

Jan 21, 2010 8:17 PM GMT
Joe L Replied:

I play a 14 hole Marine Band 365. Great harp. Some people complain they are leaky and hard to play. I haven't had that problem.

Jan 22, 2010 11:12 AM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:


Do you try seydels?Comparing to seydels 364 and 365 very leaky. They are also uncomfortable for my lips. I can play them, but I don't like them.

Jan 23, 2010 11:03 AM GMT
Chris C Replied:

Boris the only seydels we see here are the Boomerangs and even they are rare. One day I will buy some seydels over the the net and see for myself. They always sound pretty good on Youtube vids.

Jan 23, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:


I dislike most seydels anyway my Low C is enough good and responsive and I can play it live opposite 364/365 Marine Bands.

Jan 23, 2010 6:51 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

Im lost here. You want to make a poster of make a Low C harp ?

I read all of the comments and Todd has not added to clarify. Are we saying that no one makes a low C harp. Or are we talking brands that make low C harps. I cant afford to buy harps in all keys. Im glad because I cant play in any keys. I went looking for sneakers last night and with so many brands and so many models per brand its very hard to know which one is good.. They all claim that they are the best and have the best, and do the best. like any thing else you have to do your research trust your buddies and buy one at a time and hope that their is a consistency.


Jan 24, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
Chris C Replied:

Abner, We are saying that thatSeydel makesa Low C harp and Honher make the 14 and 12 hole harps which go down an octave loweron the bottom holes. The 14 Hole is sometimes called the Steve Baker Special and sound fantastic in the right hands but is also said to be a bit leaky. I think they probably need setup like any other harp.

Jan 24, 2010 4:32 PM GMT
BlowsMeAwy Greg Replied:

@Boris "The lowest harp is produced by Seydel now. It's LowLow F. 1 blow is F2, the same note as 6th guitar string at the 1st fret, 2 octaves and 4th below middle C. Wanna try it someday."

When I was at SPAH I got to try one. You can't get much volume out of them of course, but they are SO LOW you just cannot help but fall in love. I bought one on the spot. I don't gig with it - I just keep it around and blow when its very quiet. FUN! :)


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Jan 24, 2010 7:56 PM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:


You're happy! I just look at website. I wanna buy it, but I think it's not possible to use it live and I'm still into economy ((:

Jan 25, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
Todd G Replied:

Well thanks I'm gonna try the 14hole honher I have a 12 hole 365 in G but I was hoping for a 10 hole maybe I will check on a custom seydel from Ben Bouman. I appreciate all the advice form everyone on this.

Jan 25, 2010 5:22 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

Chris im lucky if I know how to play one. But you just made me seem like I know what im talking about. and thats hard to do... considering I don;t even know what im talking about.

abner ( BluEyes, huh )

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