Okay fellow harpsters and harpsterettes!
Sure, it’s one thing to ask peeps for their reviews on all the good harps they have, but how about the worst one(s) you ever got?
I always like to say that the best Hohner International BluesBand Made in China harmonica I ever played is the one that’s still in the box!
But did you ever have one of those “WTF was I thinking when I bought this piece of hanging metal dick dung?!” (Well, use your own expletives; I’ll stick with mine…Anyways!)
So is there any harp in my collection that, in this person’s humble opinion, is the absolute worst harmonica I ever bought? There is!
It’s my Chromatic M. Hohner Made in Germany [i]Chrometta 8
Yeah, a thing called the: Chrometta 8!
I don’t know where exactly I bought it; but I do remember that I was in a music store looking to buy a chromatic. Even at that time, they were priced over $100. So I saw this one in the case for under that, and what I could afford. In retrospect, I should’ve just saved my money for another day! :’(
Yes, it’s made well. Yes, it’s made in Germany. No, I don’t even believe they make them anymore. And if they do, stay away from them if you value your sanity!
Thing is: It’s only 8 holes. CD/EF/GA/BC – CD/EF/GA/BC two whole scales next to each other.
Thing is: I don’t read music. Just harp tab and #’d up and down arrows. So there’s no such thing nor has there ever been any tabbed music for this ‘the joke’s on you bubba’ piece of crap!
Yet even if I did read music, I still wouldn’t play on this thing.
Just recently though, from Pat Missin’s website, I linked over to the Wanderin’ Wilf’s Harp Surgery website and found this:
Interestingly enough, WW does provide tablature for 4-hole harmonicas. Yay!
Thing is though, WW is from Great Britain; and possibly 4-hole harps are big over in Europe. Here in the States, yeah, right, and well, I just don’t know!
But little consolation too, as it’s just straight 4-hole playing at that! Bummer!
Yes, I still own it. No, I’ll never play it. So now then: What’s the worst harmonica you ever bought…And why?!