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Kay Chicago Blues Harmonica   

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Forget about playing those Cincinnati blues or the Helena, Montana blues. These are harps specifically designed for playing those good ol' Chicago bl...Click To Read More About This Product

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Killer deal for entry-level harp.

Forget about playing those Cincinnati blues or the Helena, Montana blues. These are harps specifically designed for playing those good ol' Chicago blues. Good tone at a great price.

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  • ¢ Screw on faceplate
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3.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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Surprising

There is really a lot to be said for cheap harmonicas. Maybe it's luck, but many of the cheap harmonicas in my collection sound pretty decent and have held up nicely.I don't remember how...Read complete review

There is really a lot to be said for cheap harmonicas. Maybe it's luck, but many of the cheap harmonicas in my collection sound pretty decent and have held up nicely.I don't remember how the Kay Chicago Blues harmonica found a way into my collection. In my opnion, it isn't much to look at and the cardboard box silently screams "cheap!" while "made in China" loudly translates to "buyer beware!"Then I played it and found out what a surprising nice harmonica it is. After reading some of the negative reviews, I've reached the conclusion that there might be an inconsistancy in the manufacture of the lower-end harmonicas.Cheap harmonicas are great for practice, experimentation, and general beating up on. I've also found that cheap harmonicas are great when working with slow musicians, such as a guitar player who is having problems learning chord changes. Why subject the reeds of an expensive high-end harmonica to needless wear? If you insist on playing a Hohner or a Lee Oskar, play them the more serious gigs.

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Don't waste the change!!

I bought two of the cases of 7 and in a month and a half about half of them are either out of tune or just wrecked and that's not from heavy usage. I...Read complete review

I bought two of the cases of 7 and in a month and a half about half of them are either out of tune or just wrecked and that's not from heavy usage. I double with them on guitar and they were ok to get back into it, but if you want something that'll last more than a month, don't bother.

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4.0

Pretty great for my first one

By Miteykwin

from Fletcher, OK

I am not a master harmonica player but I do know music. I play bass and guitar and sing. I've been around tons of Harp players and this one sounds as good with a total rookie (me) playing it as those other guys' really expensive ones in my opinion. Not that I play well yet, it just has a good sound.

 
5.0

Good Little Harp

By Blue-Slnay

from New York, NY

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I gave it higher ratings than most because I take into consideration the price and usability of the instrument.If you're going to play at Carnegie Hall, spend more than pennies on your instrument, but for those that want a really nice sounding harmonica that they can have with them at all times and not worry about losing it, damaging it, etc, buy this.I've had it for a year now, it's my "knock around" harmonica, the one I'll slip into my pocket and probably forget that I'm even carrying it until that moment when I'm bored senseless and need a musical release.Also, I think it's a good beginner harmonica, most harmonicas given as a gift end up in some draw somewhere, if the person takes to this cheapie harmonica, they'll want to upgrade, if not, Oskar dying the death of not being used.

 
5.0

Kay Chicago Blues Harp

By Silverback Harmonica Man

from North Carolina

My name is the Silverback Harmonica man I've played blues through out the SOUTH. I bought a Chicago blues harp to try it out but man was I suprised on the rezonating effects this little 10 hole puts out. Main thing is you get the BANG for your BUCK in this Harmonica.

 
4.0

Surprising

By Patrick James McKenna

from St.Marys, GA

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There is really a lot to be said for cheap harmonicas. Maybe it's luck, but many of the cheap harmonicas in my collection sound pretty decent and have held up nicely.I don't remember how the Kay Chicago Blues harmonica found a way into my collection. Then I played it and found out what a surprising nice harmonica it is. Cheap harmonicas are great for practice, experimentation, and general beating up on. I've also found that cheap harmonicas are great when working with slow musicians, such as a guitar player who is having problems learning chord changes. Why subject the reeds of an expensive high-end harmonica to needless wear? If you insist on playing a Hohner or a Lee Oskar, play them the more serious gigs.

 
4.0

Not bad, but...

By Patrick James McKenna

from St.Marys, GA

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My initial impression of the Kay Chicago Blues Harmonica was that it's cheap toy. It doesn't even have a plastic case, like the Jambone Harmonica.But after giving it a fair chance, I have found that this certainly isn't a high-end instrument, but it's really not bad either. In fact, I was surprised by its quality. There really is a lot to be said for cheap, but functional harmonicas. If you find yourself saddled with musicians who are slow-learners, you're better off subjecting a cheap harmonica to the wear and tear of getting things together. The better harmonicas, such as the Lee Oskar and Hohner harmonicas can be saved for when the music becomes real and the other musicians reach quality standards.

 
4.0

Surprising

By Patrick James McKenna

from St.Marys, GA

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There is really a lot to be said for cheap harmonicas. Maybe it's luck, but many of the cheap harmonicas in my collection sound pretty decent and have held up nicely.I don't remember how the Kay Chicago Blues harmonica found a way into my collection. In my opnion, it isn't much to look at and the cardboard box silently screams "cheap!" while "made in China" loudly translates to "buyer beware!"Then I played it and found out what a surprising nice harmonica it is. After reading some of the negative reviews, I've reached the conclusion that there might be an inconsistancy in the manufacture of the lower-end harmonicas.Cheap harmonicas are great for practice, experimentation, and general beating up on. I've also found that cheap harmonicas are great when working with slow musicians, such as a guitar player who is having problems learning chord changes. Why subject the reeds of an expensive high-end harmonica to needless wear? If you insist on playing a Hohner or a Lee Oskar, play them the more serious gigs.

 
5.0

a lot of fun

By nose PICKER

from Texas

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You cant go wrong with this harmonica. I've had mine for a while now and worked great. When I get tired of playing guitar it's nice to pick up this harmonica and mess around.

 
4.0

Great for Beginners

By SopSinger

from Chapin, SC

I needed over 100 harmonicas for my third graders so I found the least expensive ones possible. We have really enjoyed playing our Chiago Blues harps. Overall the quality and PITCH is consistant. Of more than 100 instruments played daily for six weeks only two reeds went bad and one instrument lost a screw. Great instrument for beginners!

 
3.0

Great

By Homsarwalker

from creve coeur, MO

For the price, these are fairly good harps. These are great for beginners who want as many different keys as they can get their hands on. If youre looking for a real harmonica, however, buy a hohner or something better.

 
3.0

Fat Joe B

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have Had my Kay chicago blues harp for almost a year now and it still is in tune and sounds as good as the day I got it, and I play it almost everyday. In my opinion this harp is just as good as some of the other harps I could get for more than twice the price.

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