Tony Peri - Harmonica Tuning & Repairs
Tony Peri does all the warranty work for Hohner Harmonicas in Australia for K.J. Music. He also does custom tunings, restoration & repairs of all types of harmonicas from all over Australia. If you need any work done you can contact him directly through his website.
If anyone needs repairs done, send to my work address
Kurt Jacob & Co.
C/- Tony Peri
unit 7, 2 Stoddart Rd.
Prospect, NSW, 2148.
w - (02) 9636 7111.
Authorised Harmonica Repair Technician for Hohner in Australia
I am working on a new website and will be offering custom tuned Hohner harmonicas - in any tuning - that people want, for ALL chromatic models and Marine Band's, Golden Melody's and Special 20s.
Tony Peri - chromatic harmonica technician
email from Tony Peri to Dave Billing
The Super 64X is the best 16 hole chromatic. It is Gold and black (which rubs off) but has double thickness reed plates, which is particularly good for the top octave notes which play real sweet. Its about $700 and usually takes some time to get. We've only had 2 or 3 come from Germany this year.
The Super 64 is real nice too. Has silver mouth piece and cover plates (which are nicer) and is a step above the Larry Adler16 & Chromonica 64. I really like this harmonica. You could customise it by fitting super 64X reed plates later which fit.
Playing the bottom octave you just have to blow/draw a bit softer - to get a good response.
The other option is a CX12-Tenor C. Real nice harmonicas these. The slide is good and fast. The tenor is like a Low C - a step down from the normal C. So only a 12 hole, but very good instrument.
Or look at a 270/48 chromonica or CX12 in F or G (or D and E even...). If you haven't tried them, they are nice and low in tone, and top end notes play better than the C harps, as not as high. Gives you some other options for blues in other keys too.
I repaired a silver Concerto last year, and have done the Amadeus. I would not buy or play one. They are fancy, but the Super 64s and CX12s are the pro instruments.