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A blues harp designed to make playing and note bending easy for entry-level players.

The Hohner Blues Bender P.A.C. professional harmonica gives everybody access to the bluesy notes needed to make any blues or rock riff complete. The Blues Bender P.A.C. harmonica's Patented Acoustic Covers are based on Hohner's famous Marine Band harp but with thicker-than-normal reed plates for consistent tone and durability.

Originally patented by Jacob Hohner in 1897, the special shape of Blues Bender harmonica's cover increases the volume of air between the reeds and coverplates which—when thrown into vibration and vented through the special side vents—means greater volume and projection. The Blues Bender harp is extremely airtight between the mouthpiece and the reed plates, for easier note bending and enhanced expressive playing.

Professional harmonica player Li'l Ronnie (of Lil' Ronnie and the Grand Dukes) rated the Blues Bender P.A.C. as his top choice for ease of playability, note bending, and consistent volume and tone when compared against other models.

Here's what harmonica players like Li'l Ronnie and others have had to say about the Blues Bender P.A.C.:

"The Blues Bender P.A.C. is a killer value." - Li'l Ronnie of Li'l Ronnie and the Grand Dukes.

"The Blues Bender P.A.C. is the perfect harp to learn on and we expect it to be a very popular addition to our product line," - Scott Emmerman of Hohner, Director of Marketing and Sales.

"A fantastic first harp to develop your chops on." - Roger Edsall of the Bad Influence band.

About Hohner:
Hohner is a family company founded in 1857 in Trossingen, Germany by Matthias Hohner. Hand-made quality and close attention to detail has set Hohner apart from the beginning. A top leading brand in harmonicas, Hohner harps are distributed worldwide. Hohner harmonicas are played on the street by buskers, in intimate nightclubs, on festival stages, and even in Carnegie Hall. Despite a diverse harmonica line used in music from country to classical genres, the most famous Hohner harmonicas are their simple, 10-hole diatonics used frequently by blues, rock, country, and folk musicians.

Hohner Blues Bender P.A.C. Harmonica Features:

  • The Blues Bender P.A.C. features:
    10-hole diatonic
    Standard (Richter) tuning
    Airtight construction for easier note bending
    Patented Acoustic Cover plates that allow for greater volume and projection
    Thicker reed plates for consistent tone
    Long-lasting reeds

    Hohner harmonicas feature:
    Improved reed profiles to increase reed life by over 200%
    Precision die punches to ensure reed plates with unparalleled air tightness
    Improved tuning accuracy (through investment in innovative new tools)
    Extremely stable stainless steel covers that won't tarnish and are easy to clean
    Dynamic range and highest volume of most any commercially made harmonica
    Super-fast response at all volume levels
    Easily adjustability for overblows
    A unique Hohner sound that is a tone benchmark for blues, folk, and rock




Hohner Blues Bender P.A.C. Harmonica

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2 year warranty on microphones.
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  • Save your money

    As reviewed by Robert Hann on 1/3/2011

    I have been playing for about a year and I am learning to play blues and jazz. I bought two Blues Benders and one was missing two notes IMMEDIATELY! I was able to open it up and get them back, but that's not how I wanted to start our relationship. The other one played but I didn't think notes were any easier to bend than on my other harps. The sound was ......okay. I like my Lee Oskars best, but for a beginners set at an excellent price try Hohner's Piedmont Blues set. They are all plastic but play and sound great at a rock bottom price. When you learn to play a little better you can upgrade...but not, in my opinion, to Blues Bender.

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  • Overpriced for a Beginner Harp.

    As reviewed by J.Hall on 7/21/2011

    I went into guitar center earlier today to find a decent harmonica to learn on. I thought that the blues bender would be easier to bend on and draw nice tone from compared to the blues band. So I decided to spend a little more money. Big mistake. After playing it for roughly two hours, the third draw and the tenth draw grew unresponsive. The tone is decent for a Hohner made in China, but overall, bot worth the money. For beginners, I recommend purchasing the Hot Metal, Blues Band, or (if you are really serious about learning) investing in a special 20.

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  • Not a good start...

    As reviewed by Daniel Hedou on 6/1/2011

    I am trying to learn to play harmonica to add some pizzaz to my guitar performances. I bought a set of 5 of these blues benders in different keys and within the first week the "G" developed a flat sound right in the middle of it...Needless to say, as I newbie I was wondering what the heck I was doing wrong...Apparently it was the reed that failed. Guitar center was nice enough to replace it but... Then the next one did the exact same!!! Either these things are very fragile or I am doing something very wrong...Anyway, this is not helping my learning curve at all...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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