Posted by Bill Phelb on January 08, 2001 at 13:20:04:
In Reply to: Lee Oskar Harps posted by Jerry (listens sometimes) on January 08, 2001 at 13:05:06:
As this site has been saying since it first went online (Ithink I was one of the first to find it), Lee Oskar harmonicas are not only a good harmonica for players at any level, but are especially great for people starting out.
Since they are consistently more airtight on average than any other diatonic on the market, they make it much, much easier to learn to bend notes and to play on in general. Many times in life you do get what you pay for (the trick is to find the best price).
: Ok, I picked up a Lee Oskar Major Diatonic in the key of C (only one the shop had) and started playing it this morning. I gotta tell ya, I agree with the BluzHarper Man. I like it.
: The holes are a little closer together (thinner walls) than the others (hohner, johnson) I have played, so the single notes were harder to hit at first. There was no breakin necessary, just started playing all notes crystal clear.
: Bending notes is very easy and it takes less wind than my Hohner Special 20 for any hole, in or out. The tone is at least as good as the Hohner Pro, which takes more wind.
: I will continue experimenting with my inexpensive Blues King harps, but for serious playing, I am a Lee Oskar convert.
: BluzHarper says under his breath, I told you so....
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