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Posted By: Ernest
20-Dec-08 - 04:15 AM
Thread Name: Instruments: what type of harmonica for blues
Subject: RE: Tech: what type of harmonica for blues
Hi Dan,

Hohner Marine Band harps (esp. the deluxe model) are among my favourites in the (upper)midprice range. Their special 20s are ok too, but I would prefer the Blues Harp MS (Modular System = you can change the reedplates). The Big River Harp seems to need more air than the aforementioned models - I would avoid them.

Among the really cheap ones I find the Victory (chinese marine band copy with plastic comb, usually only sold in C) playable.

No need to buy an instruction book - lots of stuff on the net. Just googling for harmonica or harp lessons/tab will get you a lot of sites.

Happy harpin`
Ernest