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THE BLUES BOX

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good air tight high key harp
« on: February 05, 2016, 07:19:28 PM »
Hey guys Im practicing and learning a song to play with a band and the song is on C, the only F harp I have is  little folk master, sense im going to be playing in front of an audience I want to get something better the folk master just aint gonna cut it. I was looking at few harps that I know are good. Lee Oskar, Manji, bushmaster delta frost. I dont usually play a lot in the higher keys so I want to get one that will be air tight and easy to bend those stiffer reeds any recommendations?

I own most of the major brands like
Lee Oskar
marine band 1896
special 20
big river
blues bender
delta frost
but the only ones I have owned in higher keys is specisl 20 and folk master.
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Re: good air tight high key harp
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 09:24:44 AM »
The special 20 should suit you fine.  I'm playing Seydels now because I think they'll last longer.  The hole spacing is different (wider and smaller) so it takes some adjustment to get used to ithem.

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Re: good air tight high key harp
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 03:47:14 PM »
Would a low F work for the song?  Or Bb third position?  I hate those F harps, only thing I like them for is country music.

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Re: good air tight high key harp
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 06:36:32 AM »
I have a low F Suzuki and a SP 20 F, both are good if you can switch and get the groove, which after 8 yrs I am still trying, you'll be ok tho.

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Re: good air tight high key harp
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2016, 08:41:03 PM »
I second the seydel.  A session steel is a great harp.   As is the 1847.

But i dont think ide shell out the money for an F.  I have a SP20 F and a Blues Harp in F.  They do the job.  I hate that key personally.  Just use it for some sonny boy stuff.  But sometimes just fake it with a D or Eb.  But playing with a band you can't do that.

I have a low F manji done by Brandon Bailey.
And a Session Steel low F done by the seydel shop.  They are a good option.  Im not sure if the specific song will let you get away With a low f.

The F harp is just a tough one.   

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Re: good air tight high key harp
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2016, 09:25:29 AM »
not sure if I can get away with the low F may have to try it and see thanks