Posted by Stan Besaw on June 13, 2002 at 13:24:06:
In Reply to: suzuki bluesmaster posted by mickey d on June 13, 2002 at 06:48:15:
First, you should try different harmonicas and play what you like and not what other players like.
You should also note that the quality control for Hohner special 20s has gone up drastically in the last few years. They don't last quite as long as Lee Oskars, but they are cheaper and it works out to be the same because of the cheaper price. I will get about 3-6 months out of a diatonic I use regularly if I'm lucky. The ones I gig with don't last as long because I play them much harder.
I have bought a few Suzukis over the last 5-10 years, but I don't like the way they sound. They don't have a full sound to my ear, they feel and sound thin. They are now residing in my drawer of 100 or so miscellaneous harmonicas that I have bought over the years and don't use.
If you like the Suzuki's, you should stick with them. It really doesn't matter who likes what, if they work for you.
: I retired my special 20 after 20 years, and i'll tell
: you suzuki is on to something. the feel,resonance,
: and quality is something to check out, i have the A
: and the D which i feel in sound quality, blows away
: the special 20.
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