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Hi my name is Jay and I have an addiction.....

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Aug 09, 2009 12:03 AM GMT

I've said it before and I'm saying it again, I'm totaly addicted! I can't put the harp down! I try to practice at least once a day and now I'm trying new licks, and it's coming easier to me now. I now have a goal set in place, I realy want the Marine Band Deluxe in A, or should I get something else in another key? I guess I want to know what key/harp should I get next?

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Aug 09, 2009 4:21 AM GMT
J Replied:

I Forgot to tell everyone that I play a Special 20 in C.

Aug 09, 2009 4:42 AM GMT
Charles M Replied:

Get a Golden Melody in D and a MarineBand Deluxe inA.Then try other brands as you expand. Only you can decide what's best for you. I always have a special 20 in "C" close by.

Aug 09, 2009 9:09 PM GMT
Reed Triller Replied:

I,too am addicted. I have one with me at all times.Usually one I don`t worry about hurting until I get the belt case I want. There are times when I don`t even feel like playing but i`m holding it.Sometimes its between my fingers like a cigarette when i`m typing lol!

I agree with Charles on the Golden Melodies and trying other brands in general.Once I got my first GM,a used for a few notes key of C for $15 I was hooked on GMs.Over the last month I have bought two new GMs.An A and a G.I`ll probably get more this month.

I have barely touched my Special 20s anymore.I`ll probably use them to practice repair,tuning,etc.

Aug 09, 2009 9:39 PM GMT
eric h Replied:

if you like the special 20, why change? you risk buying a harp that you may not like and that other's would give a less than favorable review to.

but if you are a true addict, what others say here will not matter. in fact, you should just walk into a music store, throw $50 at the counter and say, "gimme a harp! any harp! just gimme one now!!" true addicts will take anything at any price whether it is an over-priced piece of crap or the best in the world in a key you already got.

how about a set of piedmonts? you get 7 harps and a good case. this gives you a chance to try another harp (that most will grade as inferior), give you a chance to hear/play other keys and give you keys to do some jamming with till you replace them with others of better quality.

and in the future you can give these harps to a newbie, practice your modification skills or have some to take to the beach.

Aug 09, 2009 9:54 PM GMT
Reed Triller Replied:

Sampling other brands is not changing.It`s just trying other brands:)

Aug 10, 2009 12:59 AM GMT
eric h Replied:

sampling? i have always considered samples to be free.

i guess i am of the thinking, "if it aint broke, dont fix it."

bdr- why 2 gm's? by your thinking one of those should have been a suzuki or bushman. actually both of your new ones should be different.

Aug 10, 2009 2:41 AM GMT
Reed Triller Replied:

Sampling/experimenting.No need to be so literal :)

As for why I have 2 gms(3 actually)........I started with special 20s and Lee Oskars my GMs are my first time stepping outside of those. I will try Seydels and others when I get a local music shop to carry them.But right now all they normally carry are Hohner and Oskar. I refused to buy them online.

As for if it aint broke,don`t fix it. I agree,but I also think in the way of "If it ain`t broke,you might still be able to make it better."

Aug 10, 2009 5:06 AM GMT
Charles M Replied:

Jay, I think I may be addicted too. Harps are like guitars to me, I want one of every kind. I have at least oneharpfor every key. I do have several different brands. My favorite is the GM.

If I'm walking down Beale Street, I'm for sure to have at least 3 harps on me, just in case I jam with someone. Those would be: D, A, C or F.

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