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Anyone play a Suzuki Pure Harp?

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Jan 15, 2009 7:48 AM GMT
It is such a beautiful harmonica. If I understand correctly, it has the same innards as a Firebreath, but rosewood covers. Have any of you played one?

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Jan 15, 2009 8:14 AM GMT
Civet Cat Replied:

I have played one and like most suzuki harmincas it's wonderful. Suzuki too my ears and lips is the best current manufacturer of harmonicas period. Current...Harrison Haromicas USA coming soon! The Pure harp though (back to the subject) is great and your right Drew it is exactly the same on the inside as a fire breath, I didn't really like the angles where your lips go I thought they were a little steep and it messed with my emrouchure maye if they were smoother...any way thats a matter of taste...the wood slides effortlessly under your lips like you would not expect at all. It's a beautiful harp!

Jan 15, 2009 8:15 AM GMT
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Jan 15, 2009 6:27 PM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

Jason, thanks.
I noticed the angles, and have watched that Brendan Power video at least twice. I wonder if the angle difference from other harps would bug me. I may just have to find out ...

Jan 15, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
Zack P Replied:

What about that Fabulous Harp? I have heard lots of goodabout it.

Jan 15, 2009 11:58 PM GMT
Civet Cat Replied:

I don't think the fabulous is quite worth the 200.00 when you can get a Harrison custo for 50 dollars less that will blow it away in performance testing. The Fabulous is a excellent product in my opinion like nearly all suzuki's but for 200.00 (materials are very deluxe) I think you'd be better off with a Harrison custom or a Spiers harp.

Jan 16, 2009 12:19 AM GMT
Zack P Replied:

Jason, I wasn't gonna buy one because of that! But I figured cool to know! I'll be looking into them or Sleigh.

Jan 16, 2009 8:51 PM GMT
Civet Cat Replied:

You know whats cool: Harp master coverplates (Opened in the back) on a Fire Breath harp! Closest thing to a custom harp you'll get without tweaking reeds!

Jan 16, 2009 8:55 PM GMT
Zack P Replied:

Sounds cool, but I'll spend the little extra and get a set up one!

Jan 24, 2009 12:39 AM GMT
Zooza Z Replied:

I really want to try the firebreath is it worth the money best harp i have is a MarineBand Deluxe which i really like

Jan 24, 2009 12:48 AM GMT
Brutus Maximus Replied:

Another thought: Try a Bushman Delta Frost. I like Suzukis a lot (Ive got some Bluesmasters and Promasters), but I also really like the DFs--very smooth and responsive right out of the box. Yeah, I'd rather get a full set of Harrison harps, but that ain't gonna happen any time soon. The biggest hassle with Bushman harps is that they're a tiny company wrestling with increasing demands. John Hall, the owner of Bushman, just put some new procedures in place to make it easier to check on your order. He's gone out of his way to take care of me on two orders.

Jan 24, 2009 1:39 AM GMT
Zooza Z Replied:

Got a few bushmans bushman wanted to try firebreath for overblows

Jan 24, 2009 6:31 PM GMT
Pat P Replied:

yes, I have one. Beautiful, soulful tone. Plays nicely, but a little "tight" for my taste.


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