I am a newbie to this forum and harmonicas, though I have been playing the axe for some time now…I have been playing the harp, primarily with an agenda of learning blues and reached a stage where I can bend to extent it sounds accurate to me.
I have a quick question on the models, I started out with a Hohner Silverstar which I bought 2 yrs back but was never motivated to play it (I realized why later) until I randomly picked up a Suzuki easy rider and found it very motivating to start. So frankly the EZR made me want to learn the harp.
As I read further I did a little bit of a soul searching in the EZR and messed with the gappings and the harp freaking open itself up and I started liking to play.
Graduated to a sp 20 within 2 weeks and found it heavenly until I bought myself a A Blues Harp to play E blues!
Though I am still breaking in on the BH, one observation is the BH plays itself as compared to even the SP 20 (The EZR is now a memoir as my first harp and no clue what to do with the silverstar)
My Question is
- Apart from the build quality, what makes a harp sweeter than the other
- why would hohner produce something as beautiful as a Blues Harp and something like a Silverstar
- Am I wrong about the silverstar, should I give in a break in time or something
- I personally liked the BH better than the SP 20, is it due to the wooden comb?
- I am one month old, are all of the above a placebo effect from too much research :o