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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
 
3.4

(based on 170 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (32)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (24)
  • Consistent (21)
  • Quality craftsmanship (14)
  • Warm tone (14)
  • Good audio (11)

Cons

  • Poor quality (21)
  • Flat sound (9)
  • Inconsistent (7)
  • Requires adjustment often (3)

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (15)
  • Small venues (13)
  • Soundtracks (5)
  • Jazz clubs (3)
  • School bands (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Novice (21), Professional musician (11)

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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3.0

Reliable/Affordable

By Myron

from Farrell, PA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Play
  • Warm Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues

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

    I'm a working front man in a blues band that requires harp. The Piedmont Collection is a handy kit for handling back-up and fill. Treat them right and you should get a fair amount of use out of them. The money you save with the P-7's can be put toward buying a higher end chromatic for more intricate harp work.

     
    4.0

    Great Gift!

    By Gina

    from NJ

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Play

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment

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

      It was a gift for someone who is an experienced musician. They were new to the Harmonica so he was very happy that the case came with a booklet. It helped him with key ranges etc. Overall he was very happy with his first harmonica set.

       
      1.0

      Would not recommend.

      By Lisa

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

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

          These harmonicas take a stronger 'blow' of air to get the required sound emitted.

           
          2.0

          I would not recommend these harmonica for blues

          By Honest to pete

          from State College PA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

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

              They call these blues harmonicas. They may be alright for children to play or for someone who does not bend the notes playing cross harp blues. They are built cheaply and the reeds are so stiff that you can hardly bend the notes. Not a blues harmonica at all!

               
              1.0

              I would not buy this product again it is cheap and not wort

              By Iamprtg

              from Las vegas

              About Me Novice

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              Pros

              • Consistent

              Cons

              • Flat Sound
              • Poor Quality
              • Requires Adjustment Often

              Best Uses

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

                Nothing will probably throw them away

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Fisher Price quality

                By Dave

                from Boise, Idaho

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Flat Sound
                  • Inconsistent
                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

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

                    Beware: these are toys -- not real harmonicas. They say Hohner, but they are a lot more like Fisher Price harmonicas for babies.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Not worth itt

                    By Tinabobeena

                    from Moab

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Quality

                      Best Uses

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

                        Not very good . Might be ok for a kid. Do yourself a favor and spend more money and get better!!!!

                         
                        4.0

                        Well worth the money for beginner or intermediate player

                        By BIG DADDY

                        from MANALAPAN, NJ

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Accompaniment
                          • Small Venues

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

                          GOOD VALUE FOR THE MONEY

                           
                          1.0

                          Earth has succeeded in make the worlds worst harmonicas!

                          By QB1

                          from Mountain Green, UT

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

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

                          They are to light to be used as paper weights, possible usues include door shims, chew toy, and or wind chime supplies (they actually would be terrible at that as well). They best use of these harmonicas would be the self serving gratification of putting them in the recycling bin (they are made out of plastic) and save Mother Earth from this travesty of musical desecration. Don't buy, they don't play, can't bend, no grab, frankly I have had to apologize to my wife and children for my poor decision and bring them into our home.

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I would purchase again.

                          By Bo

                          from Lake Providence, LA

                          About Me Novice

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Play
                          • Quality Craftsmanship

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Accompaniment

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

                            learning to play

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