Worst Harmonica Ever | Plays Terrible | Sounds Horrible

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Jake recommends playing the Hohner Special 20 harmonica
Hohner Special 20 Harmonicas can be bought here:
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Key of G: http://amzn.to/2o9rJmU
Key of Bb: http://amzn.to/2oW5mhO
Key of F: http://amzn.to/2o9Ch5r
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Set of 3: http://amzn.to/2o9AD3P
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Jake recommends playing the Hohner Special 20 harmonica
Hohner Special 20 Harmonicas can be bought here:
Key of C: http://amzn.to/2pkqvVR
Key of A: http://amzn.to/2pkcbN9
Key of G: http://amzn.to/2o9rJmU
Key of Bb: http://amzn.to/2oW5mhO
Key of F: http://amzn.to/2o9Ch5r
Key of E: http://amzn.to/2orEBkx
Key of D: http://amzn.to/2oPMDGp
Set of 5 with case: http://amzn.to/2orJn1o
Set of 3: http://amzn.to/2o9AD3P

Jake recommends these instructional books.
Harmonica for Dummies: http://amzn.to/2fuKIVj
Blues Harmonica for Dummies: http://amzn.to/2hNqGGD

Comments

necksbags says:

compare it with silverstar please 🙂

927Adam says:

Johnson blues kings are horrible also!!!

Jailbr3ak3r says:

the worst for me is the Stagg Howlin’ harp Blues harmonica it is a fucking joke, i’m a newbie and i got this in C key and a Hohner Blues Harp in key of A, and with the hohner that was super great i can bend every single notes and the sound is pretty good. never buy a Stagg it’s usless.

Jake 3752 says:

This may be the worst normal size harmonica, but the mini-necklace Chinese Hohners are even worse. I wear one for the decoration, but not a singe note is in tune, it takes more breath than a tuba (speaking from experience). Also, the one I got has an issue where the 3rd draw (same as a 6 draw on a standard Richter) is a whole half step sharp.

Ryan Gough says:

you can immediately hear how bad that harp is, even through the phone speaker at low volume lol. have never had the displeasure of playing one, but it reminded me of the first cheap Chinese harmonica I bought when I was 13.

elad aslanov says:

swan harmonicas!!
bad as the blusband

Mark Desrosiers says:

Jake have you played or heard about the Suzuki Easy Rider harmonicas? To me they are a lot like the Blueband

Didon le Dindon says:

quel affreux harmonica

KRISTI KAYAL says:

I have bought a marin band 1896, after being deceived by this terrible bluesband. Is my new harp easier to bend than that bluesband? Please answer

Kerry Crowel says:

The Bluesband sounds like an out of tune kazoo.

In my experience, The Blues Bender wasn’t much better.

jedblues says:

Please stop using that put on voice

David Mathews says:

Jake…don’t mince words, tell us what you really think! LOL

Evan Rice says:

Ha !! I have a friend who is real sweet. Several years ago I think she visited the house of blues and bought one of these for me as a gift. Nice gesture but I couldn’t believe how bad it was ! I had been messing around with lee Oskars, special 20’s and marine bands. I concur. Worst ever.

chance james says:

I got a set of these for $20. Within weeks they started to crap out and had to start upgrading. The case is worth more than these harps. I still have my e harp in my set becausd i seldom play in the key of e or b. I really don’t get why these are recommended for beginners. It’s really a toy for young children. Suzuki Folkmaster is the best cheap Chinese harp I’ve come across.

Michael Albro says:

I agree Jake, If you can buy it at the Cracker Barrel store it’s not a real Harmonica, the Piedmont blues Hohners are junk too!
Make sure your Hohner is made in Germany and not China!

Trent Mason says:

No way man. I get tone out of shitty harps. Chinese knock-offs are what I came up playing and I think of it as training in sand. Bit of extra effort yields results on smooth harmonicas. If you have drive no crap harp can hold you down bro. You are proof of that. BTW, these are not nearly as bad as the Honer Piedmont Blues. They are totally crapolla and hands down the worst ever. I also completely disagree with you about telling a clerk to carry better harps so kids don’t give up trying. Let them get access to one! Access to lesser is better than mom or dad not buying one! Then, they will buy a better one later. Sheesh man. It’s like saying a Squire guitar has no place in a guitar shop, because a USA Strat will help your playing improve in leaps and bounds!

Justin Trullinger says:

Thanks Jake. The hohner bluesband made my daughter cry. 🙁 Now I got her an equally cheap easttop, and it’s a whole new ballgame.

brendo thedude says:

Piedmont blues is shit as well.

Saline Scott says:

I couldn’t agree more. I bought a set of them when I first started. So, I know exactly where you are coming from.

blitz99x says:

bought one just to test a mic at a music store, you are absolutely right they are terrible

Ömer Ercan says:

Wish I had seen that video before I bought one of that. Its terrible

Suraj Dubey says:

hohner silverstar is another one.

JamCamp06 says:

Sorry Jake, but back in the and 80’s and 90’s we bought them from Hohner for .65 each and put them in a package with a book and tape and sold the whole kit for $12.95. The book explained that the Blues Band was a “starter harp” and encouraged you to upgrade. We sold over a million books, audio and harps– and hundreds of thousands tossed their blues bands away for better harps. Looks like you did too!

brendo thedude says:

As a beginner, these are recommended, but if you’re an advanced player, this shit blows. Literally.

devdatta bhat says:

wish i had seen this video before buying a bluebands

Watze Van der Wal says:

hey i have a set by Them. i tryed them and Find Them worser then the crappy harmonica I brought in lidl a supermarket. even that harmonica is more in tune. the sounds is not far off but the blues band truly is a peach of crap!

Musicluvr98 says:

The first harmonica I ever played was a Jambone in the key of G and I thought it was a decent harmonica until I got a Hohner Blues Bender which isn’t the best but it made me realize just how crappy the Jambone was. They sell for like $3

927Adam says:

Yeah jake, I’ll agree that the blues bands are pretty bad now, believe it or not they used to be decent back about 20 or so years ago, I found one of my old ones I had as a kid and it’s not bad, but has gone down the tubes in the last few years. I’m wondering why a harmonic that has the exact same design as special 20, screw count and everything can be so bad, it must be the quality of the reeds, im guessing

Ivan Brzezinski says:

Piece of shit harmonica. Should be called Horriblemonica

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