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rare Hohner
« on: June 16, 2017, 09:05:29 AM »

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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 10:25:13 AM »
They also used to do a 'sixtet', each diatonic is in a different key, (if I am remembering correctly).  ;)

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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 01:53:47 PM »
Not rare for me. On the Dutch Marktplaats you see them a lot. And much more then a super 64.
You can get them with different sort of tremelo's, and in 4 and 6.

It is a typical German instrument, often used for there music.

In Germany you see them a lot.
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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 06:33:53 PM »
I have a 6 that I bought in Munich, Germany when stationed near there in 1951.  Sent to my Father fpr a Christmas preeent that year.  My Mom returned it to me after he passed away.

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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 07:05:54 PM »
Not rare for me. On the Dutch Marktplaats you see them a lot. And much more then a super 64.
You can get them with different sort of tremelo's, and in 4 and 6.

It is a typical German instrument, often used for there music.

In Germany you see them a lot.

Me either --while accompanying my husband to the local'Mopar car shows held out here on LI every Summer --I first heard an older harmonica player
'stop the presses' (and even the band) to get on the mic to play the National Anthem and America the Beautiful. The first time I heard him I happened
to be carrying a cx-12 chromatic, so made sure I was very far back and away from the  crowd (sitting in the open door of our vehicle in fact), and played
along. Naturally, someone heard me, got all excited --and after the gentleman finished playing, dragged him to meet me, telling him I could play 'really
good' and we should talk. We became friends and from then on whenever I'd go (not often), he'd ask me to accompany him at the mic. Now those tunes
aren't really what I'd choose to play, especially at his pace - but he's a retired Veteran who's extremely patriotic, believes the Anthem should always be
played at these events (especially since they're sponsored by the Fire Department). I can't argue with his point of view, so go along. He also plays one
of those six-sided Hohner tremolo instruments in their holders. They're a bit awkward even for someone extremely dexterous, and he's had his for ages, has
mentioned needing to replace a particular key or two, but not knowing how to do so.  I've seen them in many collections and think Ji Yia He also plays one on
occasion (otherwise he just stacks several instruments to play how the holder affords one to do so).

Last week I saw one of the six-sided ones on ebay and it was up in the $1,500 range!

Elizabeth (scotty)

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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 01:42:53 AM »
Hello, Anita and Hohner Tremolo fans.

This discussion is of a tremolo diatonic harmonica set,
and should be moved to the "diatonic Discussion"
section of SlideMeister.

This harmonica, a Hohner #53-4 Tremolo Quartet
is not rare. But, it is fun to play. I own one. Your
photo looks like a 1970s-'80s vintage. Hohner
stopped making the Quartet circa 2000 (a guess).
The 53-6 Hohner Tremolo Sextet is still produced today.

Trios, Quartets and Sextets were introduced in the 1880s,
in tremolos, octave harps and single reed diatonic harps.
They were made by several harmonica companies,
of which Hohner is the most famous.

John Broecker
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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2017, 11:11:11 AM »
Hello, Anita and Hohner Tremolo fans.

This discussion is of a tremolo diatonic harmonica set,
and should be moved to the "diatonic Discussion"
section of SlideMeister.

This harmonica, a Hohner #53-4 Tremolo Quartet
is not rare. But, it is fun to play. I own one. Your
photo looks like a 1970s-'80s vintage. Hohner
stopped making the Quartet circa 2000 (a guess).
The 53-6 Hohner Tremolo Sextet is still produced today.

Trios, Quartets and Sextets were introduced in the 1880s,
in tremolos, octave harps and single reed diatonic harps.
They were made by several harmonica companies,
of which Hohner is the most famous.

John Broecker
Sussex, Wisconsin, USA
ok, go ahead, John. Unless you don't know how to anymore than I do, so maybe we'll have to wait until Age feels a bit better? I have no idea what moving it entails,
but he should be resting his shoulder as much as possible right now. Perhaps you could make a list of the things needing to be done when he's well enough?  That should
help.  :)

Elizabeth (scotty)

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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2017, 11:30:32 AM »
Those things are too confusing for this little mind.
I work best when I only have one row at a time. :)

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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2017, 11:36:48 AM »
Those things are too confusing for this little mind.
I work best when I only have one row at a time. :)

You also need a LOT stronger hands than I have at the present. It's kinda cool to watch a really good tremolo player unerringly grab the right note from
a particular key, but I could never play one of those things. It's difficult enough (for me) to play a regular tremolo with its wobbly sound (I love it, just
find it a lot more difficult than a chrom).

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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2017, 12:01:33 PM »
Bud Boblink has used a 6 in his act.

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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2017, 02:40:48 PM »
Re moving a thread - you need moderator powers to do that.   ;)

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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2017, 05:36:20 PM »
Thanks, Keith, for your information, on moving
a SlideMeister topic to it's proper place.

I have neither the computer expertise, nor
a Moderator designation to move the topic.

Thanks, Scotty, for informing us of A.J.'s
recuperation.

Let's keep the topic of the tremolo harmonica
here, until A.J. is ready to move it.

jb
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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2017, 05:48:40 AM »
It is a typical German instrument, often used for there music.
In Germany you see them a lot.

Not in this Days, but yes they where quite popular here.
Its a lot of fun having a Bass, a Chord and a "Kreuzwender" (that is how they are called here) in a trio playing Polka, Ländler, Schieber....
for dancing.

Thomas
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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2017, 09:35:05 AM »
Guten Tag, Herr Wiedemeyer.

Thomas, I'm not familiar with the
Landler and the Schieber dances.

Could you please tell us more
about them?

Danke Schoen (did I spell that correctly?)

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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2017, 10:55:10 AM »
Hello John,


Could you please tell us more
about them?

the Ländler is a slow but blithely ¾ from the Alps -Region with relatively easy Melodies, mostly 8 bars. It is played for Couple Dance with hopping and stomping and stuff.
The Schieber is very slow and actually more hugging and swaying than dancing. For Schieber, these days you can play Melodies like  Moon River or Over the Rainbow 😉
Another nice Dance my Grandpa played on Harmonica was the Zwifacher, what alternates between ¾ and 2/4
I will look if i can find some examples on youtube.


Danke Schoen (did I spell that correctly?)

Ja  :)

Thomas

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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2017, 07:44:02 PM »
Hello, Thomas Wiedemeyer.

Thank you for the information on the Landler
and Schieber German folk dances. Wunderbar.

My father's side of our family is of German descent,
from the Pomeranian area in northern Deutschland.
 
My great grandfather was sent by his parents, to
the USA , in the 1880s, to avoid military service
in the Prussian wars. After him, all future generations
were born in the USA.

"Johannes" Helmuth Broecker

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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2017, 03:17:28 AM »
My father's side of our family is of German descent,
from the Pomeranian area in northern Deutschland.
 

Hallo Johannes ;-)

Tomorrow I travel to Pomerania for holidays. I will paddle a bit on the coast. Maybe I find some interesting dances there for the harmonica.

Thomas

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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2017, 06:31:42 PM »
Hello, Thomas W.

A few years ago, I played drums in a
German "beer hall" band, with about
40 wind instrument players and 3
percussionists (Schlagzeug?).

The Alte Kameraden ("old friends") band
of Friestadt ("free state") Wisconsin, was
a lot of fun to play in. It paid well, but
the musicians had to wait 6 months before
receiving their payments.

They told me that some of the players were
descendants of Germans from the Pomeranian
area. I was very happy to meet people from
my great-grandfather's birth location.

Best Regards

John Broecker
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Re: rare Hohner
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2017, 07:49:37 PM »
They also used to do a 'sixtet', each diatonic is in a different key, (if I am remembering correctly).  ;)

Yeah they do, here is the replacement harps to go on the Sextet: https://theharmonicacompany.com/product/hohner-six-sided-tremolo-replacement/

The 4 one looks pretty much the same style.