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Hohner Piedmont Blues 7-Harmonica Pack with Case  

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      An assortment of harps at a super low price.

      The Hohner Piedmont Blues 7-Harmonica Pack with Case is a super value. Includes 7 harps with Hohner-quality brass reeds, aluminum plates, precision-molded combs, and a plush-lined nylon case. Keys: G, A, Bb, C, D, E, and F (lowest to highest).

      Hohner includes a Bb harp for playing cross-harp in the key of F—a favorite key of harmonica greats like Little Walter.


      Pick up a pack of harmonicas and be ready to jam in any key. Order today!

       
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      HohnerPiedmont Blues 7-Harmonica Pack with Case
       
      3.6

      (based on 146 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (52)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (39)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (15)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (18)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (22)

      70%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to play (16)
      • Consistent (15)
      • Quality craftsmanship (11)
      • Warm tone (11)
      • Good audio (9)

      Cons

      • Poor quality (9)
      • Flat sound (3)
      • Inconsistent (3)

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment (8)
      • Small venues (7)
      • Soundtracks (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Novice (15), Experienced (12), Professional musician (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good Bargin for what it is

      As with all bargain instruments the buyer should take in to consideration the quality expected for the price paid and intended use. These harmonicas are for amateur, occasional use, if you buy them...Read complete review

      As with all bargain instruments the buyer should take in to consideration the quality expected for the price paid and intended use. These harmonicas are for amateur, occasional use, if you buy them for other use or expect them to be comporable to Special 20's or other Hohner harps you will likely be dissapointed.

      Contrary to some reviews I have read these are not toys. Yes, they are plastic and light duty but they are nice looking, in tune, all of the harps worked well out of the box and have a fair sound. The cons I have noticed so far are they have low volume, are not great for note bending and do not appear to be durable.

      I already own a few quality harmonicas in common keys and bought these to add some light harmonica parts and accents to home recordings in "odd" keys, these are perfect in that role.
      To me it makes a lot more sense to buy this set than to go out and spend this amount for a harmonica (in a key I don't commonly use) that will only be used for one small part or one recording. Now that I own the Piedmont set when I come across the odd intro or small harmonica part in a key for which I don't own a higher quality instrument I will have the harp needed handy.

      Some reviewers say these are not for the beginner but I disagree. While rank beginners may not be able to use these for practicing and note bending (beginners should own a quality "C" harp for daily practice, I have a marine band that is great practice and normal play ) I think they are perfect for someone starting out to learn songs in different keys and to learn how to cross key and use the different harps.

      Keep in mind that if you are serious about harmonica you will have to upgrade, these are not a long term instrument for the serious player and are not well suited for heavy use and live performance duty. The case is really nice so as you upgrade you will be able to slide the new harps right in. For the occasional harmonica player the case is nice to keep on a shelf and have a harmonica handy when needed.

      Overall for the intended use and money spent I feel this is an excellent bargain.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      SAVE YOUR MONEY. REALLY...

      I am a starting-over harpist, but a full-time gigging musician and teacher. Back in that magical day when the sixties wee becoming the seventies I used a couple of Marine Band and Hohner Blues...Read complete review

      I am a starting-over harpist, but a full-time gigging musician and teacher. Back in that magical day when the sixties wee becoming the seventies I used a couple of Marine Band and Hohner Blues harps as part of a so-lo (as in how low can you sink...) acoustic thing I used to do. I would hang them around my neck like Dylan and Neil Young, and honk out the hits.

      A couple of months ago, I had a wild hair and thought about getting some harp chops together. I play in a blues-rock-country bar band, and I thought (imitates Bruce Willis in the first Die Hard), "Yeah, get a couple of keys, learn a couple of licks, it'll be a blast!" I got this Piedmont 7-harp set and started checking YouTube for instructional vids. I teach guitar and orchestra in a public school and have the summer (mostly) off, so...

      Well, first the good stuff: Musician's Friend gave me a great deal! We agree not to discuss actual prices, but I did pay a hair under the everyday low price because of an accessories sale, and I of course got the fast, FREE SHIPPING that keeps me coming back to MF.

      Unfortunately, these harps are, in my opinion, money poorly spent. You're supposed to grip the harp between the thumb and extended first finger with the holes facing your mouth. These harps have tops and bottoms made of a rubbery soft plastic that kind of creeps me out to touch. I feel like I'm going to crush this toy in my thumb and one finger, and the things smell and taste like plastic.

      The worst part is the reeds. They take a second to respond, making a "fwah" on the beginning of each note. I should mention that I was a tuba major in college and am a private instructor on brass instruments, so please don't tell me I'm not putting enough air into the harp. Also, there's no "cut" to the tone, just this sort of anemic wheeze...

      Seriously, if you want to explore any new musical instrument it is vitally important that you get a good playing, fairly responsive piece. No matter what the cost or where it comes from, you can't learn on an instrument that fights with you. For the about the same dough, you would be MUCH better off getting ONE nice harp (Marine Band, Special 20, Blues Harp, the Lee Oskars are quite nice) and then adding keys as your needs progress. Anyway, I do plan on keeping the case that these bad boys came in, it's not too bad...

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      4.0

      excellent for starters

      By woody

      from The Woodlands Texas

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Price For Quality
      • Warm Tone

      Cons

      • Tones A Little Off

      Best Uses

      • Learning And Jamming

      Comments about Hohner Piedmont Blues 7-Harmonica Pack with Case:

      gives beginners a way to jam with music in several keys.

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      5.0

      Good beginner set

      By Matt

      from Saginaw, MI

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Play

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Hohner Piedmont Blues 7-Harmonica Pack with Case:

      Good cheap set for beginners. Don't expect high quality for this price, but they play well. Great for starting out.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Can't Be Beat for the Price!

      By BadRhythm

      from Gainesville, FL

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Quality Craftsmanship

      Cons

      • Don't Bend Easily

      Best Uses

      • Casual Playing

      Comments about Hohner Piedmont Blues 7-Harmonica Pack with Case:

      I am not a professional/working/gigging musician, nor is harmonica my main instrument.

      If I was a professional/working/gigging harmonica player, I'm sure I'd invest a lot more money in high quality harps -- probably Hohner Special 20s.

      For learning, for playing casually around the house or on family music nights, etc., these things just can't be beat.

      In terms of perceived production quality, I was pleasantly surprised. The harps match the keys as labeled, they have a reasonably solid feel, etc. Concert quality harps? No. But reasonably well made.

      The only down side I've noticed is that, as a novice player just really now learning to bend notes, they don't bend as easily as a couple of slightly higher-quality harps I have.

      Price for value here is insanely great. The cost of seven harps (A, B-Flat, C, D, E, F and G) in a case isn't much more than you'd expect to pay for the case alone (I paid less than I'll be paying for one of those "hang it around your neck" units so I can accompany myself on guitar!), and it gets you covered in all standard keys.

      What's not to like here? If you're a gigging musician, spend more money and get the best gear, of course. But if you're just starting to learn or your playing is casual rather than professional, I don't see how you can go wrong with the Piedmont Blues set.

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      5.0

      Best harps I have

      By Sharon

      from Des Plaines, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Play
      • Love These Harps
      • Quality Craftsmanship
      • Rich Sound
      • Warm Tone

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Song Circlesopen Mics

      Comments about Hohner Piedmont Blues 7-Harmonica Pack with Case:

      I've been playing harmonica for quite some time and I have a wide variety of harps. By far...these are my favorites. Clear sound, easy to bend, inexpensive....I use them EVERY TIME I play !!!

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      4.0

      Good cheap harmonicas for starting out

      By Benkenobiwan

      from Springfield, OR

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Acceptable Quality
      • Cheap

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Beginning
        • Practicing

        Comments about Hohner Piedmont Blues 7-Harmonica Pack with Case:

        Good cheap harmonicas for getting started

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        5.0

        amazing price for this set!

        By ALANTHEBIKEGUY

        from KY

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Rich Sound
        • Warm Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment

          Comments about Hohner Piedmont Blues 7-Harmonica Pack with Case:

          Best price on the net or in stores!

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          5.0

          honk to your hearts content

          By crust

          from Brockton, MA, USA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hohner Piedmont Blues 7-Harmonica Pack with Case:

              for the price of this set, everyone should have one.
              The plastic body is feather light, but has a full tone. Honer makes a quality product. Cool case too.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Nice Case, Poor Harps

              By Ron-71South

              from Kansas City

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Consistent

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hohner Piedmont Blues 7-Harmonica Pack with Case:

                My band decided to play "Roadhouse Blues" so I grabbed this set so I could get the "A" harp I needed and have others in case we decide to do other "harpy" songs.

                I'm somewhat of a beginner player, and using a holder makes it more difficult. These harps are extremely hard to play. I've always told beginning guitarists to buy more expensive guitars because they are easier to play. I should have listened to my own advice.

                Even without the holder I find myself blowing til I'm blue in the face to get any kind of decent sound out of these.

                I guess I'll buy a nice "A" harp and keep these around for kids to play with. At least I've got a nice case.

                Lesson learned.

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                4.0

                excellent

                By Donald Williams

                from Augusta,Ga

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Hohner Piedmont Blues 7-Harmonica Pack with Case:

                  I received the Hohner Piedmont Blues set today.I have a harmonica mic.Within an hour, I was playing any song I desired.I started with the c and quickly realized that each harmonica represents a different scale.I also have a book of Blues licks.I am looking forward to some real fun filled evens.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product at a Fantastic Price

                  By Wego1149

                  from Pittsburgh PA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Small Venues
                    • Soundtracks

                    Comments about Hohner Piedmont Blues 7-Harmonica Pack with Case:

                    I took a chance on this and found it to be Hi-Quality. What a nice supprise

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