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Splitz

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Chromatics in D - high or low?
« on: January 05, 2018, 02:28:53 PM »
Hi guys,

   a quick question about chroms in D - are they the tone above the standard in C, or are they the 7th below?

Thanks.
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Re: Chromatics in December - high or low?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 02:47:35 PM »
I looked at the Seydel site and the Chromatic in D is one tone above, starting at D4.

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Re: Chromatics in D - high or low?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 03:03:53 PM »
Thanks, I saw that too in the Seydel site, but am sure I read somewhere that the CX12 highest key is the C - any ideas?

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Re: Chromatics in D - high or low?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 03:11:25 PM »
Seydel makes both, but most companies only make a low tuned D chrom.
I like an Orchestra tuned D, the range is better.

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Re: Chromatics in D - high or low?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 03:17:27 PM »
Thanks, I saw that too in the Seydel site, but am sure I read somewhere that the CX12 highest key is the C - any ideas?

I did some quick searches on the CX12 in D and had no luck.

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Re: Chromatics in D - high or low?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2018, 03:47:21 PM »
They make 'em--Danny G will sell you one.

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Re: Chromatics in D - high or low?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2018, 05:19:19 PM »
Hi guys,

   a quick question about chroms in D - are they the tone above the standard in C, or are they the 7th below?

Thanks.

I think you said you wanted to play Irish music on chromatics? You'd do well by checking out Brendan Power's music (he has a dedicated link here on
SlideMeister). He has some videos of his playing too. I've no idea what chromatic he uses for 'Lorraine's Dream' but it's a truly gorgeous piece of music
and from what I gather, most Irish Trad players prefer a D chromatic or G to be able to play faster than on a C. I think Brendan could steer you properly.

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Re: Chromatics in D - high or low?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2018, 06:23:18 PM »
if there haven't been changes recently, seydel it's the only one one that have a high D chrom...

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Re: Chromatics in D - high or low?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2018, 06:00:21 AM »
Thanks for all the responses guys - much appreciated. Interesting that seydel are the only ones making a high d chromatic. Useful for when you really want to be heard I suppose.

Elizabeth, I have come across Brendan Powers website and recordings (wow!). I'm currently working through his books for the Irish blues harp and getting my hands dirty with opening up and retuning my diatonics - Chroms are a bit more expensive, so I think I'll need a bit more practice before fiddling with them too much! I was thinking  of working my way through those then attacking them with the chromatic. I've got my eyes on d and g chromatics, but may wait a little while.

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Re: Chromatics in D - high or low?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2018, 10:09:35 PM »
Hello, The CX-12 in D is the low D. That's why I got mine.

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Re: Chromatics in D - high or low?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2018, 11:37:08 PM »
I have a high D 270 around here somewhere. Some guy tuned it up for me years ago. It's way too high. Heck, even a C is too high and this is even higher. I don't know what I was thinking. Maybe it was the fact that I had 3 D's and this Bob guy from Akron wanted to do it for nothin. Yeah, I remember now; that was it!  ;D