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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:03 am 
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Trying to figure out what to get for my third harp.

Started with the Hohner Special 20 in C. Thing's like a hotrod. Responsive, comfortable, bends easy, can fly all over the thing.
Second one is a Hohner Marine Band 1896 in the key of A. It's more like an old pickup truck. Sounds dirty, feels like playing a chainsaw covered in sandpaper, but ohhhh man does it sound like the blues.

So I guess next up I'm looking for something in B♭ or F, and I'm not sure which harmonica to get. Models I've been considering are:

Marine Band Crossover
the Rocket
Suzuki Manji
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If anyone has any thoughts or feedback, it'd be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:56 am 
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I am not a blues harmonica player, but I love that this thread exists. I've never bought a harmonica that wasn't garbage, but these model names are AMAZING:

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Marine Band Crossover
the Rocket
Suzuki Manji
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Good luck with deciding!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:54 am 
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Thanks. Harmonica is pretty fun, you can bring it with you anywhere you go. I practice during my daily commute.

Been playing for a year, so I'm definitely a beginner. Here's an attempt from last December of something I wrote, on the Hohner Special 20.


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Awesome! Thanks, man.

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Absolutely, glad you liked it! Always fun to have an impromptu jam.


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I wish. I tried to pick it up a couple years ago and have too much squirrel disease.

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The girls went shopping this weekend, so I had a couple hours. This is my first attempt at playing slide guitar (and my first attempt at playing guitar, really). Went and cut a section of PVC in the garage for a slide, and googled open e tuning. Figured out how to get E, and the fourth and fifth, and that was that. I set the phone on my knee as I played guitar and did some foot tapping, then played it over a loud Bluetooth speaker while recording on the other phone.

Harmonica was just improvised. The harmonica was too loud on the first couple takes, so I had to walk in the other room and play. It's flat in spots and sounds like hell at some points, but it's a start.



P.S. Also bought a Suzuki Manji in D, will let you know what I think of it. Should arrive this week.

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Vladimirr wrote:
and the fourth and fifth,


Did you also get the minor fall, and the major lift? ;)

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Müs wrote:
Vladimirr wrote:
and the fourth and fifth,


Did you also get the minor fall, and the major lift? ;)


Two thumbs up!

Also...I bought a Hohner blues harp in C some years ago. Reminds me I need to actually learn how to play it.


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Lonedar wrote:
Müs wrote:
Vladimirr wrote:
and the fourth and fifth,


Did you also get the minor fall, and the major lift? ;)


Two thumbs up!


Hallelujah! Someone got it ;)

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Müs wrote:
Lonedar wrote:
Müs wrote:
Vladimirr wrote:
and the fourth and fifth,


Did you also get the minor fall, and the major lift? ;)


Two thumbs up!


Hallelujah! Someone got it ;)


I see what you did there...


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