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Unread 03-01-2014, 03:33 PM   #1
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Harmonica CHR!

Hey, how many here play Harmonica? Blues Harp! How come we are stuck into the "Other" bin?!?
Let us organize and take over this forum! Let hear it for the CHR ! Christian Harmonica Resources.

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Unread 03-01-2014, 04:43 PM   #2
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Actually, for any harpists out there, anyone else dumbfounded by the price hikes that have been happening the past few years? I have been waiting to replace my C harp (out of all the ones to lose...) and get a couple more in flat keys, but I'm thinking that I shouldn't wait any longer before one quality harp costs $50+!
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Unread 03-02-2014, 05:35 AM   #3
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I actually switched to Big River harps from Hohner in part because of rising prices on Lee Oskers and the Hohner Pro Harp. I still prefer the Hohner Pro, but not the extra cost. It is very easy to end up with a collect of harps worth in the hundreds of dollars. Then add in a microphone and an amp and maybe some effect units and your over a thousand maybe.
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Unread 03-03-2014, 01:28 PM   #4
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Sometimes it pays to buy 2 or even 3 harps in that key. Having said that I don't do what I preach,lol.
You could buy a lesser quality harp for daily practice and keep the high price one for performance.

What I do is use Big Rivers for my weekly Sunday service and weekly practice. When I have a special outreach gig I might then purchace a little higher quality in just the key or keys I will be using a lot.

Like in a telethon we played "Saved" by Bob Dylan, Third Day version, Key of A, where I play 2nd position, cross harp, using a key of D harp. I do a solo with lots of bent notes, blues ! I found the Hohner Pro, handled the job quite fine and is still going even now.
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Yeah, I'm a bit of stickler when it comes to quality though. Think I'm just gonna man up and grab myself a couple more Hohners.
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If your technique is good you can do just fine with the Big River harmonica and I am finding they outlast some more expensive models. Maybe the reeds are a little thicker? The models labeled "blues" I normally just blow those reeds out in no time. I bend those thin reeds into twisted pieces of scrap metal :-) lol!
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f your technique is good you can do just fine with the Big River harmonica and I am finding they outlast some more expensive models. Maybe the reeds are a little thicker?
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Too bad neither of those guys are around much anymore. Anyways, I have a crappy C harmonica and a book that I was working my way through. Maybe I should do that again when my musicianship class ends.
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I played a C harp the other day at church, can't remember what song it was.

And I found my D Lee Oscar .... quite stoked
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