Hohner Blue Midnight

Has anyone here tried one of the Blue Midnight harps? I was having to replace my “A” harp because I’m some sort of 5 hole draw reed murderer and saw the Blue Midnight as I was ordering my Special 20. About a $30 harp and seems to be based on a Blues Harp with a plastic comb. I ordered one along with the Special 20 to try out.

I’ve never tried one Mick. It’s probably fine (especially since
you’ve already ordered it…LOL). I don’t know if that one uses
the same plates as the Blues Harp (MS reed plates).
Ease up on the pressure on your bending. That may be what’s
causing your reed damage.

thebugleboy

Thanks Bugleboy, I’m trying to learn to ease up on my pressure, but reprogramming after all these years ain’t easy!!! From the information I’ve read, they do use the same reeds as a blues harp. I ordered my replacement “A” in a Special 20 also so I’ll still be covered if the Blue Midnight sucks. LOL. I’ve always liked the tone of a Blues Harp so hopefully this will be close. I hope so, I really like the price. I’ll post a review after I’ve played it a while.

Mick, if the Blue Midnight has the same reed plates as
a Blues Harp, then it is part of the MS group which includes
Special 20’s. You will be getting two harps with the same
reed plates (interchangeable actually). From what I’ve seen
today, the BM you ordered has a plastic (maybe acrylic?) comb.
The difference with the Blues Harp is the wooden comb (unless they have changed
that recently). The comb is probably the difference in tone that you hear.
Let us know how your GAS is coming along (Gear Acquisition Syndrome).
The reason I like the Golden Melody is the “open” tone. They seem
to produce more tone with less air and effort. The SP 20 (to me)
seems quieter, and it feels as if it needs more air to get the tone out.
More air doesn’t really make mine step up to the GM tone though.
There is nothing wrong with them, but I believe this is why so many
players blow out reeds on SP 20’s and some cheap harps. They feel
like they need more pressure to get the job done.

thebugleboy

thebugleboy

Thanks bud. I’m hoping it’ll be a good one because of the price. I’ve blown out reeds in Golden Melody’s too. They sound great and they’re my favorite, but until I quit killing them I’m afraid to spend too much on replacements. I should be able to post a review in a week or so. I really hope they’ve got some bang for the buck.

Great! I’ll be waiting to hear what you think about these.

thebugleboy