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Kay Chicago Blues Harmonica Pack
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Includes keys of A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. 7-key assortment has the 7 natural keys in one velvet-lined carrying box. 10-hole diatonic harmonicas with ...Read More
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Includes keys of A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. 7-key assortment has the 7 natural keys in one velvet-lined carrying box. 10-hole diatonic harmonicas with nickel-plated covers, a clear Lucite comb, and brass reeds.
- Includes keys of A, B, C, D, E, F, and G.
- 7 natural keys in one box
- 10-hole diatonic harmonica
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Great Deal Sometimes Slandered
If I had read some of the negative reviews of this item before ordering I might have missed out on a great deal. There are some real myths and problems likely resulting from ignorance...Read complete review
If I had read some of the negative reviews of this item before ordering I might have missed out on a great deal. There are some real myths and problems likely resulting from ignorance involved. Firstly, the reeds are not "plastic," as one has alleged. I know. I've had one apart. The FRAME is plastic. The reeds are metal like every other harmonica. Secondly, complaints of being "out of tune" or "not having the blues notes" probably stem from ignorance of how one plays "blues" on a harmonica (which is, of course, usually in "second position," or the key that is the musical "5th" of the standard key (e.g., you play "G" blues on a "C" harp, etc.) Also, it is likely that many do not understand tht even in playing straight, non-blues tunes on a new harmonica, a "break-in" period of gentle playing (e.g., folk tune "Shenandoah" is a great exerices for harp and player) is very much recommended. Getting the bent "blue" notes by, for example, sucking in and dropping the jaw on holes #3 and #2 should be undertaken with care at first to avoid "blowing out" or leaving permanently flatted the reeds involved. As for the "smell," well, I've had the box open about a day and though I didn't find it overwhelming to start with, it's already dissipating greatly. A blues harp is more like having a pet needing training and nurture than owning a "machine." It is likely that those who've had a lot of trouble with these would have the same trouble with a Hohner "Marine Band," barring any possible manufacture defects (which I've not found in my set.)
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These Harps R Junk
They are cheap. So I said to myself, "hey, they'll be low quality, but I'll have every major key, and I'll throw 'em in the truck to play along with...Read complete review
They are cheap. So I said to myself, "hey, they'll be low quality, but I'll have every major key, and I'll throw 'em in the truck to play along with CDs for practice." Problem is half of them are not even in tune right out of the box. Some of them are so badly out of tune, they're not even in with the higher register ON THE SAME HARP. Utter Junk! Truth hurts, but save your money for better harps. Don't be a sucker like me.
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OK set. Very much worth the money. Harmonicas are kida cheap, with the plasic reeds, but play nice. Inexpensive way to get all the major keys. Comes with a nice plush case.
I found the kay harps to be o.k. quality. Some are leaky and hard to bend. Great for beginners. Cool case. Overall satisfied with purchase. I'll use these for practice.
These harps work well for a beginner playing with friends. Getting 7 harps for the price of one gets you started playing in different keys. They don't sound as nice as an expensive harp, but if you are just playing for fun, you can't go wrong. Probably not a good buy for a professional, but for a beginner, they are a great deal. Some reeds have failed when playing heavily, but the guys I play with don't notice!
You get exactly what you pay for. Several cheap instruments for the price one would pay for one good instrument. Live and learn...
This really is a pretty decent set. Now i'm not a pro at the mouth harp, but this is definately the best bang for your buck. If you are just starting out, i definately recommend it. Even if you are more advanced, this set is great for practicing. The only downside is that they smell real bad, but once you start playing you dont really notice it. Just make sure to have some mints on hand after you play.
First the pluses. Inexpensive, nice package & concept. Negs: These aren't scaled like blues harps. They are cheap beginners harps in major scale w/ reeds that are barely bendable, much less tuned improperly in the keys they are marked. Cool for kids w/ new harp interest and non-musicians but serious buyers beware.
I ordered this harmonica, mainly for my children to learn on. I will probably use them some, too, if they survive.First off, the case is easy to break, but it is a soft, blue plastic. The case chipped a bit so I know it's plastic. It still protects the harmonicas. There is a smell with the case. I am guessing it is an oil or something on the reeds. If the case is left open for a day or two, it should go away.At the price,it is hard to find much to complain about. All the reeds work. I have a few other brands of harmonicas (Hohner, Huang, and Jambone) and while these are not as heavy, they will do fine for normal playing. They sound about the same to my ear.They have a clear plastic around the reeds, with a metal top and bottom. The reeds appear to be metal. The screws that hold it together are the same as on my Hohner and Jambone harmonicas.I think it depends what your use is whether you would use these or not on stage, but I can see using them with care almost anywhere.
This is a decent set for the money. It came with the guitar as a package. I was looking for the guitar primarily. These were bonus equipment in my way of looking at the package. Yes, one of the organs was unusably out of tune, although my 7 yr. old will do fine serenading our chickens with it, but the rest are all fine to excellent. If you need a set you can count on all keys to be playable you might want to look elsewhere. However, for the price it is a great set. I was expecting a horrendous smell, due to previous reviews, my set was fine, a little odd perhaps, but not offensive.
They looked like a deal so i bought them, all major keys in one cheap package. They work OK, obviously they dont sound like expensive harmonicas but it's hard to tell the difference between these and hohners, i performed the other night with a couple of them and they did fine. Wouldn't recommend for recording but for live situations they work.Great deal, especially for beginners or less serious harp players.
This set is really much better than I would have expected. There are no lemons in the group and they sound fine, although the highest holes are a little balky. The covers appear durable and the case is nice, although more for prsentation and storage than taking out to play.I would not hestitate to play intro's and fills with these in public.I will buy more of these sets.