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Offline willsie01

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Harmonica
« on: February 16, 2017, 08:30:04 am »
I'd like to have a go at harmonica with my playing. (As if it wasn't difficult enough with the guitar)
Where's a good source for these in the U.K.?


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Re: Harmonica
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 09:22:05 am »
Try here:
http://www.eaglemusicshop.com/cat/harmonicas
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Re: Harmonica
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 01:49:40 pm »
Amazon. No fuss, no bother. Always got a great selection either direct or through sellers.

Buy one with a plastic comb when you're starting out. You will get it soaking wet, and wooden ones tend to swell with the...er...moisture :)

You want one in the key of C to begin with.

My favourites are Hohner. Hohner Marine Band (recommended, eventually) has a wooden comb, the Big River or Blues Band a plastic one. Blues Band (not Blues Harp) is the absolute minimum you should think about, but I'd go a Big River. They're about 20 quid.

Avoid chromatic harps - the ones with the button on the side.

 

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