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  • BluesrockBluesrock

    Simply excellent!

    Hohner Special 20 ClassicPublished on 10/15/11 at 16:44
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    Hello,

    As to me, if you want a good harmonica, I recommend the 20 special and I must not be for the color ...

    There, it's been a year since I started seriously harmonica and for trying many harmonica, including the famous suzuki, (lack of energy), eventually I set my heart on ... 20 special!

    It is simply excellent ...
  • harmonica bluesharmonica blues

    This is the model I prefer

    Hohner Special 20 ClassicPublished on 08/11/11 at 02:50
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    This is my companion for a dozen years.
    I prefer it to other harmonicas for his good seal (plastic box spring), its beautiful sound to his well rounded and well punchy. Remember to adapt the slat adjustment to your game and you will see it is very easy to get beautiful alterations once you however will integrate and understand the basic techniques ...
  • jujusagijujusagi

    Ideal for beginners and more

    Hohner Special 20 ClassicPublished on 11/17/13 at 02:37
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    It is now five years since I use the Special 20, after testing the Seydel, Suzuki and other Hohner (classic Marine Band, Blues Harp).

    With my experience, this harmonica is the ideal model to begin:
    - Comfortable in mouth
    - Easy for learning changes (I released my first 3 "with this model)
    - Value / price (I've never broken slats)

    To start OK, how about me, but after?
    I'll make a boat answer, but so true: "The test is to adopt".
    Yes, and it is especially comfortable that I did not find any equivalent.

    If we want to improve, there Bluexlab aluminum box springs that provide more detail, better glide and more comfort (but not given).
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    It is now five years since I use the Special 20, after testing the Seydel, Suzuki and other Hohner (classic Marine Band, Blues Harp).

    With my experience, this harmonica is the ideal model to begin:
    - Comfortable in mouth
    - Easy for learning changes (I released my first 3 "with this model)
    - Value / price (I've never broken slats)

    To start OK, how about me, but after?
    I'll make a boat answer, but so true: "The test is to adopt".
    Yes, and it is especially comfortable that I did not find any equivalent.

    If we want to improve, there Bluexlab aluminum box springs that provide more detail, better glide and more comfort (but not given).
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  • blackleblackle

    An excellent lip ruin!

    Hohner Special 20 ClassicPublished on 10/31/11 at 04:40
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    It is perfect for me, it is not hard to play. Although I am not an expert on harmonicas, it has the advantage of being particularly handy to have a real comfort to play and not hurt the lips (my lips are fragile). One can very easily get some great changes. It also has a powerful sound but it is very simple to play muted because of its size by reducing the amount of air in his hands (I also have small hands). I regularly use the harmonica for about 7 years, despite the particularly thin blades, it is not especially fragile from the time it takes only minimal care. As my friend in Quebec, "it is the ruin lip tsée .. "

    Sarah, a girl with sensitive lips and p'tites mimine .. :)
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    It is perfect for me, it is not hard to play. Although I am not an expert on harmonicas, it has the advantage of being particularly handy to have a real comfort to play and not hurt the lips (my lips are fragile). One can very easily get some great changes. It also has a powerful sound but it is very simple to play muted because of its size by reducing the amount of air in his hands (I also have small hands). I regularly use the harmonica for about 7 years, despite the particularly thin blades, it is not especially fragile from the time it takes only minimal care. As my friend in Quebec, "it is the ruin lip tsée .. "

    Sarah, a girl with sensitive lips and p'tites mimine .. :)
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  • BluesrockBluesrock

    Simply excellent!

    Hohner Special 20 ClassicPublished on 10/15/11 at 16:48
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Hello,

    In my case, if you want a good harmonica, I recommend the 20 special, and I confess not to be for color ...

    There, it's been a year since I began seriously to the harmonica and have tried many harmonica, including the famous Suzuki, (lack of energy), finally, I threw my sights on the ... 20 special!

    It is simply excellent ...
  • Psychedelic_MaxPsychedelic_Max

    Hohner Special 20 ClassicPublished on 09/22/03 at 17:03
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Indeed''excellent''Ruin lips: P possder
  • jod35jod35

    Hohner Special 20 ClassicPublished on 07/08/04 at 03:00
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    For nearly six months that I play on 20 specials. Before, I joueais on Lee Oskar / Hohner pro harp / navy band ... and my teacher who made me discovering.

    A rgal: they look cool (I find they are class j'apprcie particulirement the screws are not Phillips, which will not shatter so ...), I never had a problem on my purchases (except for a strip that touched the edge of the plate, rapidment rpar and I like her a lot.

    WHAT I LOVE: THE 2 PLATES OF THE BOX does not spill! So we not destroyed the lips and the comfort is better than any HARMO PLATES WITH MS ....
    The ratio quality / price is pretty good (we are still far from the era o HarmoS costing $ 1 a ...).

    The suggested retail pric…
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    For nearly six months that I play on 20 specials. Before, I joueais on Lee Oskar / Hohner pro harp / navy band ... and my teacher who made me discovering.

    A rgal: they look cool (I find they are class j'apprcie particulirement the screws are not Phillips, which will not shatter so ...), I never had a problem on my purchases (except for a strip that touched the edge of the plate, rapidment rpar and I like her a lot.

    WHAT I LOVE: THE 2 PLATES OF THE BOX does not spill! So we not destroyed the lips and the comfort is better than any HARMO PLATES WITH MS ....
    The ratio quality / price is pretty good (we are still far from the era o HarmoS costing $ 1 a ...).

    The suggested retail price is 22-23 (counting the 10% discount any store can do). Otherwise, I think they sell them in the region, 29.
    Up Submitted I not get any better (I prfre the golden melody). Although sr, the sound is not the same as the JJM Meisterklasse MS (I deprecated for learning: trs lev price and then it will be difficult to play on other MODELS plastic or wood)
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  • microharmomicroharmo

    Hohner Special 20 ClassicPublished on 08/22/04 at 14:12
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    Unfortunately I am not the opinion of Job. I have great ammertume towards hohner. I spent years searching for a harmonic that would suit me. One day I came across the spcial 20 and aa t love at first sight. For me as for many "sound and perfect comfort," What a magical harp. But now it is super fragile. I was heartbroken to constantly change and see the harmonious protefeuille empty. "In fact does not throw especially HarmoS you hestimez brisquot;. By chance I bought a suzuki hammond and super. A little less flexible than the spcial 20 trs but very good sound and especially s solid. It's been a year since I first my suzuki and it does not seem to fail when I had a dja spcial 20 does not pas…
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    Unfortunately I am not the opinion of Job. I have great ammertume towards hohner. I spent years searching for a harmonic that would suit me. One day I came across the spcial 20 and aa t love at first sight. For me as for many "sound and perfect comfort," What a magical harp. But now it is super fragile. I was heartbroken to constantly change and see the harmonious protefeuille empty. "In fact does not throw especially HarmoS you hestimez brisquot;. By chance I bought a suzuki hammond and super. A little less flexible than the spcial 20 trs but very good sound and especially s solid. It's been a year since I first my suzuki and it does not seem to fail when I had a dja spcial 20 does not pass the first week ... I d Lee Oskar covered also with a super prfrance for his suzuki. Sure, if the strong silent spcial 20 I will not change but that it is harmonious trs fragile. Despite the advice JJ Milteau to play beginners gently to make them warm and I'm not confident with the hohner.
    @ + Http://microharmo.free.fr
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  • John62John62

    Hohner Special 20 ClassicPublished on 06/14/05 at 02:25
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    I use this for some time harmonic, and really recommend it: It is not trs expensive, it has a good design, altrations are easy and the sound is great ... The only criticism that 'we can make it is that thin slices make him a harmonica least rsistant other questions, but it is only one black spot full of quality over a perfect harmonious, ca nalready not! !
  • Dominique PerruchonDominique Perruchon

    Hohner Special 20 ClassicPublished on 12/23/05 at 04:16
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    Of course it is plastic and not so beautiful as a Marine Band.
    The 20 specially against him to be the choice because it will be his only default.
    It's intended for both beginners to confirm a player. EMachine a universal error-free choice for an uneventful life.
  • MrGambettaMrGambetta

    always in my pocket

    Hohner Special 20 ClassicPublished on 08/26/11 at 17:26
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    I tried a lot of harmonicas before this one with golden melody, lee oscar, marine band, Promaster, pro harp ...
    They all had good points, such as the golden melody for its ease of play, the Navy Band for its blues, Promaster to finish, etc.. But none of them had accumulated!
    Special20 The harmonica is a bit simple but that it was very difficult to find fault. The sound is nice and well balanced, it is waterproof, good rule of thumb, the alterations do well, including overblows with the original settings. Maybe I had a bowl with the model I but for now it is the perfect harmonica!
    Only fault limit, a design a little mat and grip a little less comfortable than a golden melody for exampl…
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    I tried a lot of harmonicas before this one with golden melody, lee oscar, marine band, Promaster, pro harp ...
    They all had good points, such as the golden melody for its ease of play, the Navy Band for its blues, Promaster to finish, etc.. But none of them had accumulated!
    Special20 The harmonica is a bit simple but that it was very difficult to find fault. The sound is nice and well balanced, it is waterproof, good rule of thumb, the alterations do well, including overblows with the original settings. Maybe I had a bowl with the model I but for now it is the perfect harmonica!
    Only fault limit, a design a little mat and grip a little less comfortable than a golden melody for example. To remedy this I replaced the covers with the covers 'turbo' that fit precisely on this model, guaranteed!
    Since it is harmonious with me everywhere.
    Therefore recommend for beginners as for experienced players!
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  • harmonica bluesharmonica blues

    My traveling companion

    Hohner Special 20 ClassicPublished on 08/22/11 at 13:37
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    This is my traveling companion from a dozen years.
    I prfre other harmonicas for the good Tench (plastic box spring), beautiful sound to his well rounded and well pchu.
    Remember to adjust the slats rglage your game and you will find it very easy to get beautiful altrations once you have understood, however Intgr and techniques Basic ...
  • moosersmoosers

    Hohner Special 20 ClassicPublished on 08/03/11 at 14:50
    The Hohner Special 20 is a harmonica/harp that comes in all of the Western keys. The one that I've used was in the standard key of C, which is probably the Special 20 that you'll see the most of out there. For a diatonic harmonica, this kind is definitely up there with the best of them. They seem to be quite popular, although I don't personally own one. I've got other harmonicas at home, but the Special 20 is one that I've used only on the other side of the glass as a recording engineer after a client brought it in to record with. While I can't speak to it's playability, the sounds of the Special 20 is superb. Of course it helped that the player was top notch, but I'd be hard pressed …
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    The Hohner Special 20 is a harmonica/harp that comes in all of the Western keys. The one that I've used was in the standard key of C, which is probably the Special 20 that you'll see the most of out there. For a diatonic harmonica, this kind is definitely up there with the best of them. They seem to be quite popular, although I don't personally own one. I've got other harmonicas at home, but the Special 20 is one that I've used only on the other side of the glass as a recording engineer after a client brought it in to record with. While I can't speak to it's playability, the sounds of the Special 20 is superb. Of course it helped that the player was top notch, but I'd be hard pressed to hear another harmonica that surpassed the sound of this one if I could try it with the same player. Since I don't own this I can't shoot it out against the Hohner harmonicas that I have, but I do think it's a bit better than the BluesBand Hohner harmonica I have. I don't believe that they sell the Special 20's in a set, but you can definitely buy one for each key and even in a 7th cross harp position. The price of the Special 20 harmonicas is a bit more expensive than your average harmonica, as it's possible to get a harmonica for next to nothing, but to get one of quality like this one, it's going to cost a little bit more, which really isn't all that much since harmonicas are pretty cheap in general. Unless you're a pretty experienced player, the Special 20 might not be necessary, but if you're looking for a quality harmonica to record with and are an experienced player, the Hohner Special 20 definitely should be considered.
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  • il_tizzoneil_tizzone

    Hohner Special 20 ClassicPublished on 10/19/09 at 12:39
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    I play the harmonica for 20 years, I have tried many models ...
    First of all I do not have to compare mattress materials (wood, plastic, metal). Me I think the plastic mattress offers great playing comfort, the ability to make quick phrasing and perfect sealing of providing precision tongue-blocking or puck. So far I try to stay very eclectic and I buy all kinds of harps.

    SPECIAL Returning to 20, there are other harmonicas feature plastic mattress, so why SPECIAL 20?

    - Take a Lee Oskar, which costs the same, precise game, accuracy, strength, finishing, Lee Oskar is higher, but ... It is very difficult to draw SPECIAL Overblow while 20 is just a good play for Harmo overblows. Advanta…
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    I play the harmonica for 20 years, I have tried many models ...
    First of all I do not have to compare mattress materials (wood, plastic, metal). Me I think the plastic mattress offers great playing comfort, the ability to make quick phrasing and perfect sealing of providing precision tongue-blocking or puck. So far I try to stay very eclectic and I buy all kinds of harps.

    SPECIAL Returning to 20, there are other harmonicas feature plastic mattress, so why SPECIAL 20?

    - Take a Lee Oskar, which costs the same, precise game, accuracy, strength, finishing, Lee Oskar is higher, but ... It is very difficult to draw SPECIAL Overblow while 20 is just a good play for Harmo overblows. Advantage Special 20!

    - Take a Golden Melody, superior in all respects SPECIAL 20 (including overblows) ... But it is impossible to put on a harmonica holder because of its rounded hood. Advantage Special 20!

    - Now you can still ruin with a Cross or a Suzuki harp not widespread, but when you have broken along the way, what is the harmonica that you will find at the Milonga Zac corner ... A SPECIAL 20!

    For all these reasons, and perhaps also to maintain a natural play on an imperfect instrument rather than to nab the bad automation on a super roll-lip, always have a Special 20 in your GEAR!
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