I was hoping to find a warmer sounding chromatic so thought I would give a chrometta a try and opted for the 10.
It came last week okay but several of the holes rattle. Sounds like paper and basically unplayable.
Unfortunately it went right to the junk drawer. I'd like to fix it up to play, but not inspiring to have a brand new harp as a fixer upper.
I did a quick search here and see the 8 is popular... is there some basic difference that I'm not understanding ?
and of course tips on how to get this one up and running. would be much appreciated.
I hope this gets worked out to your satisfaction. I've been reading reviews and watching some videos and the Chrometta 10 seems to get very good ratings and I like the sound I hear. I've been thinking about getting a 10-holer myself...something a bit more portable than what I have.
In Canada, I can't risk getting a bad harp (not that there is much I can do about it if I do get a clunker). Several years back, Hohner basically closed up shop in Canada now services Canada through Hohner USA. I think they have some people in Canada authorized to work on diatonics but i don't know if they have any chromatic service available up here. I once wanted to buy a slide for a 270...the only place to order one was through Hohner USA: $23.00 for the slide PLUS $29.00 shipping to Canada! No deal. I manufactured my own slide with a stainless steel ruler, a drill press and diamond-tipped grinding bits (BTW, it works better than the original slide).
I think that's why Canadians are naturally good repairmen...we can't afford to send things away for warranty service .