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HARPMANFeb 05, 2009 12:00 PM GMT
I usually play LEE OSKAR HARMONICA. Because reedplate is $11, very reasonable prices in JAPAN.
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i think that lee oscar's harmonicas are fantastic
Konnichiwa Harpman San!
I also have a few Oskers, nice harps.
I got my first Lee Oskar in December as a gift and the 8draw didn't play at all. So I called up their support line sometime between christmas and New years and got Lee Oskar himself on the phone to help me. Everytime that he would call me back I was in the middle of something and couldn't work on the harp so he ended up giving me his cell phone number telling me to call him whenever I got the chance. Hands down the best customer service I have ever dealt with.
HarpMan, I was listening to your version of Off The Wall, you my friend are a beast.
Thanks Franjo, cheeky, Hammik for comments.
I think key A of LEE OSKAR HARMONICA is very nice harmonica.
Keep On Blowin`!
Japanese dealer is "ZENON".
I call ZENON, I say sell me a sticker.
ZENON send me sticker and harp case, T-shirt.
There are no money.
I had a similar experience with my Lee Oskar C-harp; however, it was the 1-draw that was sticking. Anyway, I called and left a message expecting to get a call from a tech to sort out the problem...Later that day, Lee called me back to follow-up...Great customer service and a super nice guy!
I love my Natural Minor Lee Oskars,when I got my first one (Aminor-6yrs ago) it was like a massive load was take of my shoulders and the door opened to the world I was missing.Not long after that I got all keys in this range.
Big up to Jason for not totally slamming natural minors on one of
his tube vids.
In saying that Ihave my "To tube list" on working on my major diatonic minor play'n
I play Bluegrass harp ,and find that Lee Oscar harps do not hold up under hard playing,they hot box,I have to have alot of spare one's to do a set...Hohner will ,the special 20,cross harp,master class...great harps...I play for a living...and nothing suck's worse than when a harp quits in the middle of a run on stage...
Kent K- Lee Oskar's definelty have a low HPL (Harp Pressure Level (like SPL),butthis is why I be liken them,fast reaction and less lung work needed.
I have 7 Lee Oskars love them all took my playing to the next stage
I Love mine. They last a long time and are pretty consistent.
Mine (a b-flat Lee Oskar)came better tuned than most of my Hohners but its 2 hole draw has no power and it's among the most difficult harps to blow on. I had a Marine Band in b-flat that was the first harp I really got overblows down on. I got a Lee Oskar and it's much trickier. I'd say LO harps take a little getting used to but overall they are well made and easy to maintain.
Oh... but what's the deal with Lee Oskar harps hurting the corner of my mouth. The corners of the harp are too bulky or sharp or something. I met a fellow player from Wyoming who has the same complaint. I don't know... maybe some of us are just being babies about it haha
I love feel of Lee oskars at mouth, smooth bending, clean and not very bright tone. Anyway I hate squeezing overblows. I can avoid this squezing by regapping and adding wax. Anyway overblow sounds not so good on lee oskars. All three of my LO are backup harps, not in the gig set.
I have several Lee Oskars when I first started out. but for some reason I don't like the sound or the fell of the Lee Oskar. I don't know why the change. Right now I enjoy the Turbo Harp and the Suzuki harps.
My wife also does not like the Lee Oskar harp.
So let me asked this question:
what brand of Lee Oskar do you have,, maybe its the brand that I bought. The weight is light , this I don't like, the sound is also on the bright side which I don't like. Since I have several duplicate keys and may start to use the Lee Oskar as my experimental gaping harps.
who knows it might work out... but I do like the weight and feel of the Seydel Blues Session and the suzuki Mr 350
Lee Oskar is just a model of Tombo brand. So we can't speak about different harps. I mostly not a blues player, so I like mellow tone and response of lee oskar. Richard Hunter love them too. Anyway, LO is not for my style.
I dislike all seydels and suzuki I've tried. I gonna try Syedel 1847 silver and Suzuki M20. It's possible that I'll love the, but I'm not sure.