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reggie miles New Harmonica attacks Mustache!!!!! (31) RE: New Harmonica attacks Mustache!!!!! 09 Jun 11


As to the above stated praises for Lee Oskar harps, by GUEST,Bloke in the Corner and JedMarum, from way back in 2003, I have to respond. While many folks enjoy what I can do with a ten hole, I don't consider myself anywhere near a master of the art. I don't know what style of harmonica music you play but I've managed to suck a reed clean out of one of Lee Oskar's reed plates. No, I'm not making this up!

That tells me that his products are not up to my specs regarding performance and endurance. I like Lee as a person and enjoy his playing but I've never found his brand of harp to be particularly long lasting or having the kind of sound and action that I enjoy working with as I accompany myself while playing bottleneck slide Blues on my homemade resophonic 'Nobro' guitar. We all have our preferences for the type and style of playing that we enjoy exploring.

I've pulled quite a few reeds flat via my first choice for harmonicas, Hohner's Special 20s, and I've tearfully lost a few moustache hairs in mid solo, until I started trimming my hairs back but I've never managed to suck a reed clean off one of Hohner's reed plates. I don't mind gettin' teary eyed over of a bit of hairy entrapment but gettin' choked up by a reed stuck in yer throat is a different matter entirely.


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