Top of the line

reed work

The Top of the line reed work is the most extensive reed work available in the world! This reed work has an incredible response and volume. Every reed responds to the same small air pressure, the tuning and lifetime of the reeds is much longer than on a stock harmonica. Players will enjoy the great dynamics, able to play very soft and quiet to be able to play so loud that the ears start to hurt.

  • Perfect tuning
  • Incredible volume
  • Incredible response, every reed responds to the same low air pressure
  • Amazing dynamics
  • Smooth valve action
  • Tuned to perfection
  • Reeds attached with screws
  • Perfect bends (diatonic)
  • Perfect overblows (diatonic)
  • Flat sanded draw reed plate (diatonic)

Technical specification

 

Below you will find some of the technical specifications for the Top of the line reed work.

Reeds

All reeds are removed from the reed plates, and the underside of every reed is flat sanded.

Reed plates

Every side of the reed plates are flat sanded to remove burrs around the reed slots that has been created during the stamping process at the Hohner factory. This improves the response and volume even more.

Reeds

The ultimate reed curvature is set up on every reed.

Reed plates

At J.A. Harmonicas we have developed a unique embossing technique that enables us to emboss the reed slots with great precision.

Windsavers

Every windsaver is modified for an optimal and smooth action.

Tuning

Chromatic harmonicas are tuned to Equal temperament and Diatonic harmonicas are tuned to my own type of compromised tuning, see chart below.

Reeds

All reeds are re-profiled for a smoother and more dynamic playability, tuning marks are also removed.

Reeds

Every reed is attached using screws to ensure a perfect fit between the reed and the reed plate.

Reed slots

Every reed slot is modified for improved dynamics and for longer reed life.

Tuning

 

All my custom diatonic harmonicas are Richter tuned to 442hz with a compromised temperament. However, I can accommodate your preference for an alternate temperament or tuning. Most players are happy with my compromised temperament

 

The Tuning in Cents

Blow

0

-5

+2

0

-5

+2

0

-5

+2

0

Cents

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Hole

Draw

+4

+2

-1

+4

0

+6

-1

+4

0

+6

Cents

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J.A. Harmonicas AB

Norrekärrsvägen 10

243 36 Höör

Sweden

 

+46 76 800 82 66

info@jaharmonicas.com