Hohner Marine Band Crossover | Blues, Country, Rock Harmonica (M2009)
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The classic Hohner Marine Band harmonica has a new
The pro-quality Marine Band Crossover sports a quality
laminated, air-tight bamboo
Comb (reed plates are fastened to the comb with screws)
that creates a great tone
and ease of bending for
blues, rock, country, hip-hop, or whatever style of music
you play. Comes in its own black zippered pouch.
The modern compromise tuning of the reeds is
great for single note playing in different positions, but
ensures a full chord sound, making the Hohner Crossover
an excellent addition to the line of Marine Band
Harmonicas. The reeds and reed plates are identical to
the Hohner Marine Band Deluxe. Replacement reed plates for
this harmonica or the Hohner Marine Band Deluxe
may be ordered directly through the Hohner Company.
Dave Gage Review: One of the best sounding and
diatonic harmonicas out of the box. Great for players of
all levels and music styles and worth the extra money for
the increased quality and playability. The sound is
bright, but not
too bright. It plays as well as
expensive, customized harmonicas.
The Marine Band Deluxe was a huge improvement
over the old standard Marine Band, and the Crossovers are
a big improvement over the Marine Band Deluxe.
The Crossovers have a
completely sealed bamboo comb versus the partially sealed
Marine Band Deluxe comb which means no more comb warping
and less air leaks with the Crossover. As noted above, the
reed plates for
the Crossover are the same as the Marine Band Deluxe and
will work interchangeably.
Due to the "Compromise tuning", the chord
playing is smooth and full and the single
notes also play nicely in tune, so playing in positions
other then 1st and 2nd is not a problem for intonation.
Because of the
air-tight construction (sealed comb and screws instead of
nails to attach the reedplates),
bending and overblows and overdraws are much
easier then on most other diatonics. This is great news
for beginners learning to bend and those speedsters and
there looking for an air-tight harmonica that can keep up
with their playing.