Posted by Stan Besaw on August 16, 2002 at 03:45:18:
In Reply to: tips on playing Hohner 270T posted by Joel on August 15, 2002 at 22:00:56:
Yeah, but the only way to really know for yourself is to buy one and play it. I have one sitting in a drawer (from about 15 years ago). Across the board, the CX-12s leak less air. I don't like them for myself, but I highly recommend them.
Responding from West LA
: Ended up buying a Hohner 270T (tenor) chromatic. Wanted a Hering but it didn't happen. Have been playing a CX-12 and got the 270T instead of the CX-12T because I thought the mellower sound would be cool. I also saved about $55. The 270T is just much more difficult to play. Kind of like driving a 60's vintage car compared to a modern rig. The holes are too close together and the shape doesn't seem to work with a human mouth. I can play it, just not with the confidence and competance of the CX-12. Also, when comparing the sound of the two harps with a mic, not much difference, especially when wailing.
: Bummed in the Hollywood Hills
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