Re: Special 20 "blues"

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Posted by Bill Phelb on May 22, 2002 at 17:44:23:

In Reply to: Special 20 "blues" posted by Taco on May 21, 2002 at 20:15:33:


I think, and most people that have been playing for many years and have gone through a couple of hundred harmonicas will tell you that the Lee Oskar and Special 20 are about the best thing going. the more expensive Hohners don't play better, sound better or last any longer. I don't feel the other miscellaneous brands are even in the running.

The Lee oskars sound "sweeter" if you do a slight re-tune job on some of the reeds to make the chords sound smoother and play in better tune. The store here explains some of this in the harmonica listings.

: I love the Hohner Special 20's but I don't think I can afford to keep playing them. I blew out my 'C' harp last week and today my 'A' harp bit the dust. I have a Lee Oskar 'C' but it just doesn't seem as sweet sounding as the Special 20's. Before I switch over completely to the LO's has anybody had experience with some of the other Hohner harps? Some of them seem a little pricey but if they sound good and they hold up better than the Special 20's then maybe it would be worth the extra bucks.

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