I love a good list. I bookmark and sort all sorts of stuff. I thought I'd share my list of people who customize harps. I know I've lost a couple bookmarks along the way, and found a couple new ones. I may have done this once before, but I have a lot more names now. Here is my list. I only know what the websites say. The first one is in French (I think). I think everything else is in English. To be included you have to have a website or an email or some other useful contact information (or I can't link to anything) and make or modify harmonicas for other people. I'll make another list for amps and mics and such, and other harmonica related stuff, but for now, here is my list. Please let me know anyone I missed. I think the only person I TRIED to leave off was the guy who gold plated Jason's harps a while back that he had such a bad time with (link to that thread: Thread), and people who's sites may be up but who aren't doing customization anymore. I'm sure other members would love any details on experiences any of you have with any of these people. :) Ooo, wood covers...
List is now on the second page.
Last Edited by nacoran on Dec 19, 2013 9:09 AM
Im going overseas in about a month. Is there any body out there (customizers)that is, can make me about 4 or 5 decent harps within that time period? I know theres waiting periods but this gig was last second.
On the Coast To Coast Music website, http://www/coast3coastmusic.com, they have a listing of them, including chromatic customizers as well. ---------- Sincerely, Barbeque Bob Maglinte Boston, MA http://www.barbequebob.com CD available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bbmaglinte
I don't know how I missed a couple of those. I had Bouman's page open, and Plunz. I'd lost the bookmark for ergo and Sjoeberg. I still need to find the discrete comb guy. A couple other members do it to. If you do, and you have a site, give me the link. If you don't have a site, I can still put you on the list and people can try to catch you on here. GH, who is the member who is selling the combs? I eventually want to break this down into what each customizer provides (combs, covers, reed work)
Elkriver? Do you still get a chance to make combs or does Brad have you to busy?
edit: I had a mistake in my HTML that was keeping a few names from showing up!
BBQ, do you know where on the site? I can't find it.
---------- Nate Facebook
Last Edited by on Jun 19, 2010 11:24 AM
That should be the link. If this doesn't gop their site, click on resources, then on the left, click on customizers. ---------- Sincerely, Barbeque Bob Maglinte Boston, MA http://www.barbequebob.com CD available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bbmaglinte
So, there was a big thread about it, would you consider Harrison to be customs for this lists purpose? (I should probably refine my list of manufacturers I did a while back. It included extinct brands. I could update it and find websites for any that have a website.)
---------- Nate Facebook
Last Edited by on Jun 19, 2010 1:30 PM
You haven't heard of a harpoline? It's a cross between a trampoline and a harmonica. It sounds blow notes on the down bounce and draw notes on the up bounce. ;)
(Sometimes I have problems with lots of HTML on a page. I have something closely related to dyslexia. It gives me some problems when there aren't regular page breaks. I tried to program my super-robot to take over the world, but he veered off course and ended up attacking an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.)
Delta i might be able to help you if the harps are standard .. and marine bands ...it all matters if i can order them in time ....e mail me or call me ... 217-218-2194 .... im heading to the delta on july 1 .. i can work on them all week if we jump on it ...email@example.com
GH, I'm going to get to sorting them by what they do and location. I just wanted a master list first. But that gives me an idea. I already have blue flags on the Google maps for brand manufacturers. I could add a layer and icon for customizers and include a link on their flag.
Jim, I just added that you didn't just do chroms. I can list you as Jim if you want. Harvey, let me know when the site is up and I'll put a hot link in. I listed your email the way I did to discourage automated email bots from easily picking it up and adding spam. (The other emails had already been posted so they are already out in the wild as it were. I can change it if you'd like.)
edit: And if you ever need to find my organizer threads, just look for one of my posts. (They shouldn't be too hard to find! All of the newer ones have a link in the tag, and for more great old thread organization, check out the Forum Archives. There is a link down the left side! :)
Ok,all Im finding is custom combs. I dont want a custom comb. I want just a plane, run of the mill, fully sealed comb for my MB 1896.. Why is this so hard to find. And no..its not a deluxe. Just a standard MB 1896/20
Last Edited by on Nov 08, 2010 2:04 PM
Xpun, you can seal your own comb with Butcher's Block Oil, (try one that doesn't have drying agents. They take longer to dry but are non-toxic. Most of the custom combs I've seen are a lot nicer than the regular ones. Rounded tines rock! If you want a standard comb you can always email them and ask. :) Good luck.
I am up for outside work-- My specialty is retuning, diatonic and chromatic harmonicas. I do reed replacement on harps with riveted brass reeds (so no Suzuki welded reed or Seydel steel reed replacement). I do the usual cleaning and setup that most of y'all probably do for yourselves--but maybe you don't service your own chromatics, I do that work. You can investigate my harmonica tuning experiments on my YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/GaryLehmann?feature=mhee Send me a pmail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Gary
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