RE: [Harp-L] Buying new harp

The only potential issue with this (besides the additional cost if you decide to switch brands later) is that trying new harps after playing the same brand for a while may not be comfortable. I still consider myself a newbie, and I'm sure the guys who have much more experience find it easier to switch between brands, but the one Lee Oskar I have feels so different (in size and shape) from my SP20s that I'm inclined to keep using those. I think of it as similar to some guitar players being either Gibson or Fender guys because they're more comfortable with a particular scale length. And then there are those guys who can just pick up anything and play.


> Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 07:19:52 -0500
> Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Buying new harp
> From: michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxxxxxx
> To: beudexuong@xxxxxxxxx
> CC: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
> Stick with Special 20's for around 5 harps.  That way you are
> comparing the keys only, not the models.  You are learning only about
> how keys affect the harp.  Once you get a sense for keys, buy
> different brands in keys you already have, then you are learning to
> compare brands.
> Michael Rubin
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 2:16 AM, thanh huong <beudexuong@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > I have been thinking of purchasing my new harp. I got a SP20 in the key of C. I wonder if I should buy Hohner again or other brands like Suzuki, Lee Oscar, etc. Any advice? By the way, which is the best online harp store? I heard that Coast to Coast is a best deal. Look forward to your replies.
> > Cheers,
> > Thinh Phan

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