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Great starter harmonica

Advantages: plastic comb, easy to play, good for beginners and intermediates
Disadvantages: range of sound

The Hohner Special 20 - in key C because that's the key most playing is done in, on diatonic harmonicas - is a great harmonica for both beginners and intermediates. It's easy to play because of the plastic comb (the bit in between the harmonica's two meta ...

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Review of Hohner Special 20 Handmade C

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Great harmonica

Advantages: Great to play
Disadvantages: None...except price perhaps.

The Marine Band by Hohner is a classic harmonica, it was my first years ago, and was good to learn on. It also lookes very good, with polished metal with etchings offset by the wooden comb (the bit in between the metail parts, where the holes are). Th ...

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Review of Hohner Marine Band in 12 Hole C

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Ideal for serious students and performers.

Advantages: Lovely tone, well-defined upper register
Disadvantages: Supply time.. And (possibly) valve slides...

...I have owned both the 668 French Horn and also the 668II (the new version). It should be noted that Yamaha have stopped making the YHR-668 - made obsolete by the 668II range. ***NB: The new french horns have "YHR-668" as their model number, but are ea ...

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Review of Yamaha YHR668 F/Bb Professional French Horn

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Bottom Of The Range Besson Any Good?

Advantages: Good Looks, Great tone + Fantastic Playability
Disadvantages: Zip up case!

I used this instrument between 2006-2007. I enjoyed playing it very much and made a very nice change from a Jupiter or a Yamaha equivalent. This cornet is constructed very well and will never let you down when it comes to long life span. The same goes to ...

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Review of Besson BE1020 1000 Series Bb Cornet

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Besson Sovereign Cornets

Advantages: Great Quality and Design
Disadvantages: Price if you do not shop around

Besson Cornets! Out of every cornet i have tried Besson has to be the best. The 2 models i own are the Besson Sovereign medium bore and the Besson Sovereign large bore. Everything about them signal quality and attention to detail. Marble tops of v ...

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Review of Besson Cornets

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