Suzuki 12 Hole Sirius Chromatic Harmonica S-48S

Suzuki 12 Hole Sirius Chromatic Harmonica S-48S

The Suzuki Sirius combines excellent sound production and a modern, yet elegant design that will not fail to impress. The Sirius is a direct spin off of our critically acclaimed Fabulous range of harmonicas and sets a new standard for chromatic harmonica design. This unique instrument allows the player to perform far more expressively than with traditional Chromatics.

Model : [S-48S]
Price : AU $859.00 AU $770.00
This product was updated in our catalog on Sunday 22 November, 2020

 

 

Weighted body


This is the difference!

Weight is attached to Sirius in order to add stiffness and mass inside the main body. Due to this, it is succeeded to create a sound that has never existed.

Harmonica contains many harmonics, and this harmonics forms the bright and flowery tone. Depending on the design of reed and the material and design of body, the ratio of this harmonics changes and it makes the sounds peculiar to each model.

Harmonica body with low rigidity such as plastics is characterized by light and bright tone emphasizing relatively middle to high range notes by the body vibrating and the element of harmonics that shapes the tone is absorbed. It also features a sound that spreads from the body that vibrates and sound like the entire instrument. Furthermore this bright tone is more emphasized depending on the shape of the reed.

On the other hand, since the body with a high rigidity like metal body is hard to vibrate, it makes sound without losing harmonics such as low note range. As the body does not vibrate, it is possible to obtain the sound from a small delicate to a big sound with core.

Sirius is the ultimate standard of Chromatic Harmonica combining well-balanced sound that is thick with core and moderately spreading sound, which were developed by the reed design cultivated in Fabulous series and the newly designed weighted body.

Tone (Image)
Harmonica tone of Low stiffness body.


Sirius tone of weighted body



Spread of sound image

A generic plastic body conveys
sound and spreads lightly.


Sirius body
New sound that combines the sound
with core and wideness with optimal
body balance.


Metal solid body
High rigidity and mass transfer reed
vibration without leaving and have a
large dynamic range.

Adapting Fabulous reed obtaining tremendous admiration from players.

       

Suzuki's phosphor bronze reeds use special phosphor bronze which is particularly good in spring among the material. A newly designed reed for Fabulous draws out the performance of this material to the utmost limit and creates a thick and sticky sound. It is not a light blowing comfort that blows easily, it is a reed that will respond to the performer from a small sound to the last sticky sound. This reed which optimally designed the best material with the latest technology is also advancing in durability.

Matt finished cover & high precision processing silver plating mouthpiece


A black chrome-plated cover finished in a matt gives a smooth feeling which has never existed when holding mouth.

Feeling on mouth and smooth well, combined with silver plated mouthpiece with antimicrobial effect realized smooth performance ever exsisted.

The clearance (gap) between the mouthpiece and slide greatly affects the performance of the instrument with a slight difference in accuracy. Suzuki's chromatic mouthpiece realizes slide action with little air leakage by highly accurate machining.

Slide action that is suitable for each model

The 12-hole model S-48S is a short stroke slide.

Because the moving distance is short which makes changing notes quick, so that it is advantageous to play fine sound use. Besides the hole on mouthpiece is smaller than cross alignment, it is characterized as an easy to control sound with moderate resistance.


*Short stroke

 

 

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