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Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica 

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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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      OVERVIEW

      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.

      Choose you desired key!

      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

      Feelin' hot, hot, hot? Order today and justify some heavy harp heat.

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      Hohner572 Hot Metal Harmonica
       
      3.6

      (based on 13 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      67%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to play (5)
      • Good audio (4)
      • Quality craftsmanship (4)
      • Consistent (3)
      • Warm tone (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small venues (3)
        • Soundtracks (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (6), 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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        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

        Good features for a cheap harmonica

        By FuzzBoxStudio

        from Manassas, VA

        About Me Experienced

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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.

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          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.

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              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..

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                5.0

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

                By The Jaguar

                from Houston Texas

                About Me Professional Musician

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                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..!!

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                5.0

                It's all about How You control the Blow!

                By The Jaguar

                from Houston Texas

                About Me Professional Musician

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                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...!!

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                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.

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                  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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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Surprisingly good harp

                  By Manferd the Wonder Dog

                  from Smith Shores, NC

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                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica:

                        I have 80+ harps (plus 5 guitars, 3 keyboards, sax, flutes, banjos, accordian,uke), I have harps of all the major brands and price ranges. Three of these are old Hot Metals,and they are the only ones I haven't ruined the reeds on yet. Very durable; very playable/bendable, and have a fair sound.I bought these new Hot Metals to see if the old ones were just a fluke. (Not!)

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent Buy

                        By Todd

                        from Evergreen

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Play

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica:

                            Great buy for a beginner. Chicago Blues harps cost about one-third as much, but are so leaky they're nearly impossible to play well. The Hot Metal isn't the best sound, it's hard to bend, etc. Nevertheless, if you're trying to find out whether harmonica is something you want to spend your time learning, this is a cheap way to discover the joy of playing. After you decide you do like the instrument, invest in a Lee Oskar by Tombo.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Nice & brighter sound than a Jambone...

                            By Keyz88

                            from Kansas City

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Play
                            • Inexpensive

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Hohner 572 Hot Metal Harmonica:

                                I play Keyboards 2+ days every week, and use inexpensive harps to cover the cliche'd Top-40 harmonica lines from those iconic tunes. And YES, a cheap harmonica still sounds better than an expensive synth.
                                The Jambones are a little cheaper, but for one or two bux more you get a brighter tone with the "Hot Metal" series.
                                Discard the reviews by the harp "Purists" that try to compare it to a harp costing 4x as much. We all know you can't really "bend" notes on an inexpensive harmonica. We all know you shorten the life of any harp if you overblow it. Both the Jambones and Hot Metal harps are inexpensive and fill the gap nicely when a real harmonica is needed.
                                CONCLUSION: Great for the beginner... or the "working player" needing to emulate those iconic Top-40 harp riffs!

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