Seydel Sailor in D
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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).


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#2
Here is another tune on the Sailor in D. Really like this harp even though it is higher in pitch than I was used to playing. Still I like to play on the lower end or middle of this harp and rarely use the high end.
https://soundcloud.com/tremolo-rex/gentle-woman
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#3
Hello, Rex.

We always enjoy your great posts, and
your great playing.

Your style on the tremolos sounds very
Appalachian, or Arcadian (Cajun), or
French Canadian. Warm, and folksy.

I finally got to hear excellent playing
with a steel reed harmonica. The tone
of the steel reeds is nice, but I prefer
the tone of brass or phosphor bronze reeds.

Best Regards

John Broecker
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#4
(02-09-2017, 07:26 AM)john_broecker Wrote: Hello, Rex.

We always enjoy your great posts, and
your great playing.  

Your style on the tremolos sounds very
Appalachian, or Arcadian (Cajun), or
French Canadian. Warm, and folksy.

I finally got to hear excellent playing
with a steel reed harmonica. The tone
of the steel reeds is nice, but I prefer
the tone of brass or phosphor bronze reeds.

Best Regards

John Broecker

Good to hear from you, John. Your comments are always thoughtful and appreciated.
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