THE ELECTRIC HARMONICA SYSTEM
We have endeavoured to bring the harmonica right up to date... both in design and, with the use of modern technological advancements.
THE ELECTRIC HARMONICA SYSTEM
METHOD OF ASSEMBLY
Cartridge to Housing
The top of the cartridge has guides that marry up with those in the front of the housing ensuring the cartridge is located correctly. Line up the guides and push the cartridge into the housing. It will click when in position. Removal is the reverse action. Hold the housing firmly in one hand and with the finger & thumb of the other hand use the fingernails to pull the cartridge and housing apart. There is a slight indentation in the centre of the housing to make this operation easier.
Module to Housing
Each module has a spring locating button on either end. These match holes in either side of the housing. Hold the module with the microphone facing away from the inside of the housing. Gently push the module into the rear of the instrument until the buttons locate in the side holes of the housing. A click will be heard when these are positioned correctly. Removal is the reverse action. With the harmonica held in both hands, use a finger on each hand to press in the locating buttons. The module should then drop out easily.
The EX1 Module houses an AAA battery and will need to be removed to replace the battery. Ordinarily, there is no need to remove the module other than for maintenance.
Your Harmonix Harmonica
This is what your Harmonix harmonica looks like inside. It comprises a cartridge, which holds the reeds and is the part that makes the sound, a housing which holds it all together and an EX1 module.
The harmonica makes sound by passing air over brass reeds, which vibrate in slots. The reeds and their slots vary in length so achieving different notes.
The air passing over the reeds is made by you when you either BLOW or DRAW, (`DRAW` is just another word for suck).
HOW YOUR HARMONICA WORKS
The air passing over the reeds is made by you when you either BLOW or DRAW.
CARE FOR YOUR HARMONIX HARMONICA
Do rinse the mouth prior to playing the harmonica, ideally with water.
Do tap the harmonica into the palm of the hand after playing to remove excess moisture.
Do let the harmonica stand after use to dry before putting it away.
Do inspect the reed cartridge periodically to ensure the reeds are free to move during normal use.
MUST NOT DO
Do not place the instrument, or parts of the instrument, in liquid especially when equipped with the EX1 module.
Do not share the instrument with other players.
for hygienic reasons.
other players may damage your instrument if they have a different playing style to you.
Do not play the harmonica immediately after eating, food particles may jam the reeds
Avoid prolonged drinking of sugared drinks whilst playing as over a period of time the reeds can become coated. This will deaden, and in severe cases can flatten, the notes played.
THE HARMONIX MODULAR HARMONICA SYSTEM IS A REVOLUTIONARY 21ST CENTURY DESIGN INCORPORATING MANY NEW FEATURES.
The Harmonix range of electric harmonicas is a revolutionary concept and combines the traditional method of playing harmonica with futuristic styling and construction.
Each instrument is made up of a cartridge (CX1), housing and a preamp module (EX1). The cartridge system allows for easy key changes. The Cabled EX1 operation utilises built-in miniature condenser microphone technology.
A tailor-made microphone suitable for most types of Harmonica, from ten hole Short Harps to sixteen hole Chromatic Harps. This well-proven equipment will reproduce the true sound of the instrument with great clarity and without the inherent feedback so common with other amplification systems.
The assembly is formed into a ring, sized to fit the little finger of the hand in which the instrument is held and is made to order, to fit either left or right hand.
Traditional Electrified Harmonicas
Combining the familiar harmonica layout with miniature amplification techniques, this remarkable instrument brings harmonicas into the 21st Century. The Built-in microphone enables the modern player to be as driving or as subtle as he or she likes and yet……Still be heard!
For the traditionalist, this well-proven equipment will reproduce the true sound of the instrument with great clarity and without the inherent feedback so common with other amplification systems.
Available in left or right-hand models with the option of a condenser or dynamic microphone.
Traditional Style Electric Harmonicas
This is a revolutionary design of harmonica which incorporates a number of exciting features, taking the instrument into the 21st century.
All new design body.
Colour Selection Inbuilt haRmonic Solutions microphone system.
Belt-mounted volume control.
All keys available.
Replaceable reed plates.
Mini-jack connection direct into instrument.