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Big River Harp - C

SKU: # 307816   |   Model: # 590BX-C   |    Product Reviews7 Reviews  Write a Review

Big River Harp - C
Your Price: $51.50 CDN
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The Big River Harp is a great starter instrument in tried and tested MS quality. The black plastic comb and recessed reed plates are fitted with concave covers featuring side vents in the style of the Marine Band. Robust and reliable.

Features

- Black plastic comb with recessed reed plates

- Concave covers with side vents

- 20 MS reeds

- 0.9 mm brass reed plates

- Available in all 12 major keys

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Not worth it, save your money. 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Let me start of by saying that I usually love Hohner harps (the Marine Band 1896 is my go to), so I've come to expect a lot from them. Sadly, the Big River fell short, way short. It definitely has some of that classic Hohner tone, but all the tone in the world can't make up for how badly it leaks. Given that this is (supposedly) still a hand tuned, German made harp, the insane amount of air leakage ( on the low notes especially) is absolutely unacceptable. These may not be horribly expensive, but they're still not exactly cheap, so to me it definitely seems like they're ripping off their customers. This MAY just be an issue for the one I bought, maybe I just got a defective unit, but I've since read othere horror stories about this harp and others on the MS Series being notoriously leaky. My advice? Save your money and get a Marine Band, Special 20, Suzuki Manji, Seydel Session Steel or any other pro grade harp. If you're looking for something cheaper but still decent quality, I'd recommend a Suzuki Bluesmaster. The Big River Harp is one to avoid.
Posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2017
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Avoid this harp like the plague! 3 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Cobourg, Ontario
I've been playing around with different harps the last little while, slowly trying out different makes, models and keys. I bought one of these in the key of G, let me tell you, HUGE MISTAKE, HUGE WAS OF MONEY. This harp is, for me, about the same quality (or lack thereof) as a $10 "Blues Band" harmonica. Low volume, uncomfortable to play, and leaky as all get out (I actually can't believe how badly it leaks, on the low notes especially. For the money they charge its absolutely disgraceful.). I own several other harps, including two Marine Band 1896s, but this one is by far the worst of them all. The folks at Hohner should feel a massive degree of shame for lending their name to something of such horrible quality. The only reason the review has any stars at all is because it won't let you rate it as 0. But rest assured, this is a 0 star instrument. My advice if you're in the market for a cheaper harp? Get yourself a Suzuki Bluesmaster. $10 cheaper than the Big River, louder, more comfortable, and AIR TIGHT. Avoid the Big River Harp at all costs, don't make the same mistake I did.
Posted by JB on Jul 14, 2017
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awesome harmonica 8 of 8 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
i've had this harmonica for a few years and still sounds as good as they day i bought it
Posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2016
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Big River Sound 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Oshawa, Ontario
I play special 20 and Suzuki Manji among others.This Big River harp has a great sound and nice feel. $10.00 cheaper than a Marine Band 1896 and with a plastic comb it will last a long time.I have a couple with me all the time and love playing them. Great value for the money and a good gift for a beginner.Buy it and try it.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2014
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Awesome beginner harp 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Chinook, Alberta
So, my very first harp was the hoodoo 3ps set from hohner. If I carved a harmonica out of soap it would e a step up from that, so I wasn't expecting much when I purchased the big river. But, the look, feel, weight, taste(not like plastic) and of course the sound, are more than night and day in difference. The big river seems to be on the lower end of pricing because I got it for about 26 bucks which is great, considering the quality. If your just starting to learn, start here with this harmonica, awesome product, awesome value, awsome full, rich sound, soo fun to play. Great bends, replaceable reed plates, easy to clean. Buy it. Nuf said.
Posted by Kevin on Aug 9, 2013
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big river 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Sydney, Nova Scotia
girlfriend got me one for christmas to get me into playing, sounds clear as day and comfortable to hold and play, nice hard case. couldn't ask for more
Posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2013
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Big River! 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Sydney, Nova Scotia
got this for my first harmonica as a christmas gift, definatley great sounding and well worth the money :) 5 in features because, its a harmonica.. self explanatory. rest is straight 10s though
Posted by Aaron on Dec 25, 2012
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