If you play one, you'll want to play the other.
- Chromatic and diatonic with common layout.
- Easier transposing.
- Blow+slide are draw bends on the diatonic.
- Draw+slide become overblows (or valve bends).
Practicing a chromatic will help you learn the diatonic too (and vice versa) - you learn the layout, which is the same on both instruments.
Buying a custom-built chromatic just to test the tuning may be a bit expesive. You can get the diatonic first to see if you are comfortable with the "true chromatic" tuning.
Many people who liked it on the diatonic, have later got the chromatic, and vice versa. "True Chromatic" diatonic is the most affordable way to try the tuning.
You have 16 chords from a 10-holer! Plus the fifths, the thirds, and the sevenths. Put this potential to good use.
The instrument uses a custom
compromised tuning that allows rich
chordal playing without sacrificing single
notes. Compromise notes are tuned sharper, so you will automatically adjust the pitch while playing.
Equal temperament is possible on demand.
Learn how to play in Cm, and play
everything exactly the same way in Gm,
Dm, and Am! Take advantage of True
Chromatic’s position playing.
It's like having several diatonics in one.
Besides, it's very easy to get accustomed to the layout after a Richter diatonic - playing blues on the True Chromatic
in D, A, E, and B is almost identical to 2nd pos ition on Richter!
True Chromatic is built by the world’s best
harmonica maker - C.A. Seydel.
It is built on quality instruments,
taking great care of every finest details,
with very strict quality control.
Every True Chromatic has a 2-year
Every True Chromatic story is personal.
Contact us if you have any questions
about the instrument. We seek to know
*We can give no warranty on the reeds, because reed life depends on your playing style and skills.