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Double Reed Plate Special 20

Built to Order
Double Reed Plate Special 20

Built to Order Custom Harmonicas are built according to your exact specifications.  You choose the Brand, Model, Key, Comb Material, Comb Color, Tuning and Set-up.  Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.  If you want or need a harp sooner than 6-8 weeks, please visit our Ready-to-Go Custom Harps page where you will find a wide variety of the most popular models and keys.  These harps are available for immediate shipping.

A Blue Moon Double Reed Plate Special 20 harmonica begins with a brand new a Hohner Special 20.  We then attach an additional plate that increases the thickness of the reed plate.  By making the chamber formed by the reed slot larger, the amount of air moved as the reeds swing through the slots is greatly increased.  The result is increased volume and improved responsiveness. 

Finally, the Double Reed Plates are mounted on a specially designed Custom Blue Moon Comb. 

The Double Reed Plate Special 20’s are available in the keys of G, Ab, A, Bb, B and C.  They can be ordered with you choice of Brass, Aluminum, Corian or Fancy Acrylic Combs.

The Standard Set-up for our harmonicas is a "Blues Set-up".  These harmonicas are designed for playing Traditional Blues, Rock, Country, Gospel and Folk music.  They feature the following upgrades:

  • Installation of a Custom Blue Moon Comb
  • Draw Plate flat sanded and tapped for screws
  • Covers opened in the back
  • Gaps adjusted for optimum response
  • Reed profiles checked and shaped if necessary
  • Tuned to Modern Compromise Temperament @ A=442Hz (alternate tunings available upon request)

Our Standard Blues Set-up is the harmonica of choice for the majority of players.  Although we don't promote these harps as "Overblow Harps" the airtight construction and reed adjustments makes it very easy to Overblow the 4, 5 and 6.  If you want a harp that can be played chromatically by use of Overblows and Overdraws, there is an additional charge for the extensive reedwork required to produce such a harmonica.  In addition, a number of other alternate tunings, listed below, are available.

  • Overblow/Overdraw Set-up - $50.00 (Extensive Reed Work to facilitation Overblows on holes 4, 5 and 6 and Overdraws on holes 7, 8, 9 and 10 which enable the harmonica to be played Chromatically)
  • 7-Limit Just Intonation $ 0 (No charge) (Original Marine Band Tuning which features a flattened 5 and 9 draw to create rich full chords)
  • Country Tuning $5.00 (5 Draw Reed raised one semi-tone)
  • Paddy Richter Tuning $5.00 (3 Blow Reed raised one full tone)
  • Natural Minor Tuning - $20.00 (2, 5 and 8 Blow Reeds; 3 and 7 Draw Reeds, lowered one semi-tone)
  • Harmonic Minor Tuning - $20.00 (2, 5 and 8 Blow Reeds; 6 and 10 Draw Reeds, lowered one semi-tone)

 


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