01-02-2017, 08:39 PM
Almost a year ago I got a Seydel Sailor Steel Reed tremolo in G. It has been a fine harp and has held up well and stayed in tune. Recently I got another Sailor Steel Reed, this time in D. This is the highest pitched tremolo that I have. Like the G, this D came tuned perfectly. Both of these were purchased from Greg Jones at 1623 Harmonicas. He is a Seydel dealer and can also handle repairs and custom work. I like the low D Suzuki for some tunes but I like this Seydel better for other tunes. They both are useful. The higher pitched Seydel D is better for fast Irish music and fiddle tunes and can cut through in a jam session. The low D is mellow and blends in with a guitar for staying in the background. Some fiddle tunes and Irish music are in A Mixolydian which is usually played on a D harp in second position so I needed this harp for tunes like that (Red Haired Boy is an example of a tune played in A mix very often.) Here are a couple tunes played on the D that make use of the middle octave and also the chords found on the low end (the Steel Reed Sailor is Richter tuned).