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Hohner Blues Band Harmonica 1501 

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The Hohner Blues Band harmonica is a quality beginner's instrument that remains inexpensive. Tuned in the key of C, the Blues Band harmonica sounds g...Click To Read More About This Product

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A learner's harmonica in the key of C.

The Hohner Blues Band harmonica is a quality beginner's instrument that remains inexpensive. Tuned in the key of C, the Blues Band harmonica sounds great for any style of music. Hohner recommends the Blues Band harmonica for children and for beginners of any age. They even include a song sheet of simple and familiar melodies in easy to learn harmonica tab to get you started.

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
  • 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

Order today and receive an ideal harmonica for starters or children.

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HohnerBlues Band Harmonica 1501
 
3.7

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (21)
  • Consistent (13)
  • Quality craftsmanship (13)
  • Warm tone (11)
  • Good audio (10)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)
  • Inconsistent (4)

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (13)
  • Small venues (10)
  • School bands (6)
  • Jazz clubs (5)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (16), Experienced (6), Professional musician (6)

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A good enough harp for the money

I have used this harmonica as a give- away to charities. I offer 4 lessons and this cheap little harmonica at charitable silent auctions, usually taking 3 to 4 learners at a...Read complete review

I have used this harmonica as a give- away to charities. I offer 4 lessons and this cheap little harmonica at charitable silent auctions, usually taking 3 to 4 learners at a crack.
weight of the harp and the chrome is very good. Reeds won't last long, and it's not as airtight as a more expensive harp. But it is a playable harmonica.
What do you expect?? It's a good solid harmonica for the money.
Good enough to learn on.
Cheap, but I don't think you'll find anything better in this price range.

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cheap givaway harp

The Chinese made Hohner Bluesband is only good for two things: to buy in bulk to give them away, or for a complete beginner who is not sure if they will stick with the...Read complete review

The Chinese made Hohner Bluesband is only good for two things: to buy in bulk to give them away, or for a complete beginner who is not sure if they will stick with the harmonica and don't want to spend more cash.If you want a low priced Chinese made Hohner, I suggest you spend a couple dollars more and get the Old Standby, as it seems to be the best quality for the Chinese line, and it has a louder and fuller sound. Don't get the Chinese made Blues Bender (a different model than the Bluesband), as it is way overpriced for a Chinese made harp, and the quality is no better than the Old Standby.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

cheap givaway harp

By Grungy Nez

from Royal Oak, MI

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Comments about Hohner Blues Band Harmonica 1501:

The Chinese made Hohner Bluesband is only good for two things: to buy in bulk to give them away, or for a complete beginner who is not sure if they will stick with the harmonica and don't want to spend more cash.If you want a low priced Chinese made Hohner, I suggest you spend a couple dollars more and get the Old Standby, as it seems to be the best quality for the Chinese line, and it has a louder and fuller sound. Don't get the Chinese made Blues Bender (a different model than the Bluesband), as it is way overpriced for a Chinese made harp, and the quality is no better than the Old Standby.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A good enough harp for the money

By Rod

from Southwest WI

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Comments about Hohner Blues Band Harmonica 1501:

I have used this harmonica as a give- away to charities. I offer 4 lessons and this cheap little harmonica at charitable silent auctions, usually taking 3 to 4 learners at a crack.
weight of the harp and the chrome is very good. Reeds won't last long, and it's not as airtight as a more expensive harp. But it is a playable harmonica.
What do you expect?? It's a good solid harmonica for the money.
Good enough to learn on.
Cheap, but I don't think you'll find anything better in this price range.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

As good a harp to learn on as a person needs.

By Unknown Blues Legend

from East Texas

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Comments about Hohner Blues Band Harmonica 1501:

The first song I learned to play after "Three blind mice" and "Yankee Doodle" was something like "Oh Suzanna" or "I'm an old cowhand on the Rio Grande". These harps are great for finding your way up and down the scales and learning old favorites to play at a camp ground... If you take your time on one in the keys of G or A and don't over stress the reeds before you are familiar the term "Embouchure". By forcibly using air pressure in the attempt to bend notes you destroy even the most expensive harps... You will find that one of these harps will loosen up and allow note bending to be performed in time... I suggest checking out any number of websites devoted to Blues Harp to find out the proper way to bend notes and practice,practice, practice.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

mixed feelings

By trumpeteerx

from NH

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Comments about Hohner Blues Band Harmonica 1501:

This harmonica is a serious misnomer. Although titled bluesband, it is definitely not good for blues. For one, the comb has very small holes making notes harder to bend than normal. It has very stiff reeds making notes play at a constant pitch, also a failure for blues. Tone quality is nominal. For rock and country this would be sub par but for blues, just awful. The more expensive Hohners are excellent harmonicas but this thing is not!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't waste your money

By D.A. Skeens

from SC

Comments about Hohner Blues Band Harmonica 1501:

Bought this as a Christmas gift and when my father opened it and started to play it he realized there was a "dead spot" in it. His old one of a different brand he's had for 15 years played better. I didn't think to keep the receipt because it looked fine when it arrived in the mail. So I will now have to go and buy another harmonica -- a better harmonica for him.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Ralph

By ralph mirkin

from Texas

Comments about Hohner Blues Band Harmonica 1501:

The sound and feel was good enough for a young person.
Basic harmonica. Good as a starter.
This was a Christmas gift for a young person.
The quality was better than we expected for the
price. Following some experience we may step
up to the Marine Band.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Save Your Money

By NoApril

from Nashville, TN

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Pros

    Cons

    • Inconsistent
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hohner Blues Band Harmonica 1501:

      You may love this harmonica but I thought it was very cheaply made and just had no quality sound. I would call this a "kid's toy".

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Overall hands on

      By rmartinez31

      from South Padre Island, Tx

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      Pros

      • Awsome Excellent
      • Consistent
      • Easy To Play
      • Not A Proffesional A Ok
      • Quality Craftsmanship
      • Rich Sound
      • Warm Tone

      Cons

      • Not Found One Yet

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Duets
      • Jazz Clubs
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Solos
      • Soundtracks
      • Symphonies

      Comments about Hohner Blues Band Harmonica 1501:

      Overall, satisfied with product. From begginer to confidence to playing with pride.Love item, will purchase again in future.

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      alan

      By Alan Sloas

      from ky

      Comments about Hohner Blues Band Harmonica 1501:

      poor quality
      Even if you're just starting, pay the extra and get the marine band. These are just a waste!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      can't go wrong for five bucks

      By aspiring novice

      from Black Hills

      Comments about Hohner Blues Band Harmonica 1501:

      if you want a harp and don't want to spend a lot, this is for youI am not a good harp-player, but I can play to songs and bend a few notes, and this fills the bill.I'd forgotten how much fun it was to play, until my son got one recently. I'm going to order the 7-piece set for $30 (!!!!) so I can jam to just about any song I want.pros:cheapeasy to playplays what I wantcons:not real robust, can "lose" some notes after awhile (but often come back with a soak in water)

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