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Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica  C

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The 10-hole, diatonic Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica has a smooth and comfortable plastic comb, brass reeds, and stainless steel covers. It's an econ...Read More

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An economical, 10-hole harmonica for all ages.

The 10-hole, diatonic Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica has a smooth and comfortable plastic comb, brass reeds, and stainless steel covers. It's an economical harmonica for those looking to rock out while playing rock 'n' roll or lay down some blues. The 572 Hot Metal is similar to Hohner's Old Standby harmonica but with a little more edge and a brighter sound. It's tough, durable, easy-on-the-wallet, and a great starter harp for those just finding their chops.

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About Hohner:
Hohner is a family company founded in 1857 in Trossingen, Germany by Matthias Hohner. Hand-made quality and close attention to detail has set Hohner apart from the beginning. A top leading brand in harmonicas, Hohner harps are distributed worldwide. Hohner harmonicas are played on the street by buskers, in intimate nightclubs, on festival stages, and even in Carnegie Hall. Despite a diverse harmonica line used in music from country to classical genres, the most famous Hohner harmonicas are their simple, 10-hole diatonics used frequently by blues, rock, country, and folk musicians.

FEATURES
  • 10-hole diatonic
  • Standard (Richter) tuning
  • Plastic comb
  • Brass reedplates
  • Hohner harmonicas feature:
  • Improved reed profiles to increase reed life by over 200%
  • Precision die punches to ensure reed plates with unparalleled air tightness
  • Improved tuning accuracy (through investment in innovative new tools)
  • Extremely stable stainless steel covers that won't tarnish and are easy to clean
  • Dynamic range and highest volume of most any commercially made harmonica
  • Super-fast response at all volume levels
  • Easily adjustability for overblows
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Hohner572 Hot Metal Harmonica
 
3.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (7)
  • Quality craftsmanship (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Warm tone (5)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Small venues (6)
  • Accompaniment (3)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good-sounding starter harp

Nice tone, projects treble well due to stainless-steel covers. Has a nice weight to it, a little heavier than most low-end harps, probably due to a heavier reed plate than most cheapies.Hohner's...Read complete review

Nice tone, projects treble well due to stainless-steel covers. Has a nice weight to it, a little heavier than most low-end harps, probably due to a heavier reed plate than most cheapies.Hohner's 'Hot Metal' harp is not the greatest, but you already know that. That aside, it sure surprised me with how well it sounded. My old harp, may it rest in peace, sounded nice and mellow, but the Hot Metal covers all those tones with better clarity and projection of treble tones.All-in-all, it's the perfect "no worries pocket harp" for me to keep in my coat pocket for times when I can play a little (e.g., waiting in the car at kids' sports practice, stress-breaks at work, etc.) For the price, it's hard to beat and fun to play.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Save your money.

Hohner should be ashamed of this harmonica. It is not in tune. The reeds stick. It is leaky and does not have a good sound. I understand that it is a cheap...Read complete review

Hohner should be ashamed of this harmonica. It is not in tune. The reeds stick. It is leaky and does not have a good sound. I understand that it is a cheap harmonica, but I believe it should, nevertheless, be on key and playable since I paid for a functioning and properly tuned instrument. The same can be said of blues band, and other cheap Hohner harmonicas. Hohner should be embarrassed by the inferior quality of these harps. No matter the price of the harmonica, it should be right. I have a Hohner John Lennon model as well, and it is, at least playable and in proper tune. Hot metal harps are awful. I will not buy another Hohner because I believe all harmonics should be properly manufactured, tuned, sealed, and playable.

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5.0

Durable -- Good Buy

By The Great White Pounder

from Middle Tennessee

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Durable
  • Easy To Play
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Rich Sound
  • Warm Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Venues
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica:

    To begin, I have bought a lot of instruments from MF. Tama drums, Kentucky mandolin, pro grade PA gear. I have 5 Hot Metal harps I bought from MF 10 years ago. I play drums and harmonica at same time -- Petty & HB, Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Blues, etc. Sound is full and rich thru our pro PA. Play and sound great after 10 yrs. You need to break a harmonica in correctly and keep them in the case while not used. My cost was 5.99 each then but this price is still OK. I have 30 yrs. live playing experience and get positive comments from musicians and patrons alike about my harmonica sound. Good buy.

     
    2.0

    Not a very good harmonica

    By John L

    from Alabama

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Small Venues

      Comments about Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica:

      Harmonica is hard to play. Better than the F key harmonica that it replaced but not by much.

       
      4.0

      Good product for the price.

      By Play the Blues

      from Newton, NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Play
      • Quality Craftsmanship
      • Warm Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Jazz Clubs
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica:

        I play mostly rock and blues, with some motown, reggae and pop thrown in. I play cross harp pretty hard. For past ten years I've used mostly Hohner Special 20s and love them. But for the occasional odd key song, or as a backup, I've used Hot Metal harps many times. And they seem to last nearly as long as harps 3-4x the price, and sound pretty good, even when doing studio recording. They are easy to bend notes on, and I don't hesitate to use them at gigs. Also a good choice for learning on.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good features for a cheap harmonica

        By wysiwiger

        from Manassas, VA

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Play
        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Rich Sound
        • Warm Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica:

          I bought both a D and an A tuned harmonica. It's the first Hot Metal ones I've had. So far, they are easy to play. Only time will tell how long they last, but since I'll only use them to accompany a few songs our group plays, I dought I'll wear them out.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Save your money.

          By Jesse

          from Ocala, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flat Sound
            • Inconsistent
            • Poor Quality
            • Requires Adjustment Often

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica:

              Hohner should be ashamed of this harmonica. It is not in tune. The reeds stick. It is leaky and does not have a good sound. I understand that it is a cheap harmonica, but I believe it should, nevertheless, be on key and playable since I paid for a functioning and properly tuned instrument. The same can be said of blues band, and other cheap Hohner harmonicas. Hohner should be embarrassed by the inferior quality of these harps. No matter the price of the harmonica, it should be right. I have a Hohner John Lennon model as well, and it is, at least playable and in proper tune. Hot metal harps are awful. I will not buy another Hohner because I believe all harmonics should be properly manufactured, tuned, sealed, and playable.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for the price!!!!

              By blues man

              from alabama

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Play
              • Quality Craftsmanship
              • Rich Sound
              • Warm Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Jazz Clubs
                • Soundtracks

                Comments about Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica:

                I have been playing since I was 4 years old and the second harp I bought was a hot metal. I play blues and gospel and some up beat sounds. They hold out great and are comfortable in the hand. Being in the Crossroads band I have the opportunity to try many harps, but for the price and sound the Hot metals are my favorite..

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It's how You blow that makes it go..!!

                By The Jaguar

                from Houston Texas

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Easy To Play
                • Quality Craftsmanship
                • Rich Sound
                • Warm Tone

                Cons

                • No Cons Quality Plus

                Best Uses

                • Small Venues
                • Soundtracks

                Comments about Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica:

                This is a very good quality product for the novice or professional, granted some harps have a richer sound,but like I've always said it's all about the blow..!!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It's all about How You control the Blow!

                By The Jaguar

                from Houston Texas

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Quality Craftsmanship
                • Rich Sound
                • Very Good Quality
                • Very Good Qualitynice

                Cons

                • All Positive No Cons
                • No Cons All Positive

                Best Uses

                • Small Venues
                • Soundtracks
                • With My Band

                Comments about Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica:

                they are priced right and have always been of fine quality and tone for blues,there are higher quality harps, but it's all about how You make it Yours...!!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Too inconsistent

                By piglet

                from MD

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • It Plays

                Cons

                • Inconsistent

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica:

                  I've baught two of these harps - D and A (and still waiting for G). The A harp plays pretty well for the price. The D one is just terrible - leaks a lot of air, buzzes, gets stuck. I tried to adjust the reeds but it did not help much (on several other harps the results were much better). So I think the main problem is inconsistency of manufacturing. With some luck one can get a good beginner's instrument, but it can also be total waste of money.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Do Not Buy! Really, Don't do it.

                  By Old Man Arthur

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • None

                  Cons

                  • Air Leaks Everywhere
                  • Flat Sound
                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift To Enemy
                  • Paperweight

                  Comments about Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica:

                  This thing is really bad. When I blow into it, the air goes everywhere except through the reeds. It isn't worth my while to pay to Return it.
                  I have a Lee Oscar that I found in the gutter that is better than this.
                  Yes, I have a Lee Oscar and a Special 20, so maybe I am expecting too much. But I have owned Blues Band and Old Standby harps that are budget Harmonicas. And they were better.
                  I will not even take this out to give it away to a street person.
                  This is really bad.
                  I should have believed the other reviews that said "DO NOT BUY!"

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