Mudcat Café message #522665 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37495   Message #522665
Posted By: GUEST,DonMeixner
07-Aug-01 - 01:03 PM
Thread Name: Chromatic Harp, Pedal Steel, diabolical!
Subject: RE: Chromatic Harp, Pedal Steel, diabolical!
I know the feeling Rick. My brother Gary plays both Chromatics and Pedal Steels. He understands the unique alchemy of the instruments.

I have two beautiful Hohner Chromatics that I daren't play at all. The slides tear out my mustache hairs. The metal is nichol plated which I am allergic to. My lips go numb and crack and bleed with in a half hour of contact.

I play Golden Melodies almost exclusively but I have a few Huang Harmonicas that are very nice. No Lee Oskars yet. I just haven't found anything I like the sound of as well as I do the Golden Melodies.