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Hohner 532 Blues Harp MS-Series Harmonica Bb

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The Hohner 532 Blues Harp Harmonica helps you dig in deep and experience the raw power and grit of the blues. The Blues Harp is engineered for consistent volume and tone that's ideal for intense blues... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The Hohner 532 Blues Harp Harmonica helps you dig in deep and experience the raw power and grit of the blues. The Blues Harp is engineered for consistent volume and tone that's ideal for intense blues playing. The Hohner Blues Harp can hang with the toughest harmonica players on their most serious gigs. The Blues Harp is highly bendable and has a dirty, dark, hard rockin' sound. One of Hohner's classic models, the 532 Blues Harp is emphasizes the best qualities of blues harmonica playing. Hohner builds the Blues Harp with a wood comb and thin reeds, allowing for easier note bending. Musicians like Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Lil' Ronnie Owens of the Grand Dukes have favored the Hohner Blues Harp for its power and bluesy tone.

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About MS-Series harmonicas:
The acronym 'MS' stands for Modular System, an integrated concept of Hohner's harmonica designs. MS-series harmonicas benefit from innovations that improve their playing characteristics and also significantly facilitate maintenance and handling. All MS-series parts (combs, reed plates, and covers) can be combined individually. Simple screw connections allow for easy assembly. This benefit offers players the possibility to adjust the instruments to their individual requirements. For example, some players prefer the body of one model and the cover plates of another, and so a "custom hybrid" is possible for the discerning player. Replacement reeds are available (see item: RP565 MS Replacement Reed Plates).

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.

FEATURES

  • 10-hole diatonic
  • Standard (Richter) tuning
  • Reeds: 20
  • Reedplates: Brass; 0.9 mm (replaceable)
  • Wood comb
  • Length: 10 cm
  • Great for 2nd-position note bending!
  • 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
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
90 day warranty on concertinas.
2 year warranty on microphones.
Contact manufacturer for harmonica warranty information.


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Hohner532 Blues Harp MS-Series Harmonica
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Quality craftsmanship (4)
  • Warm tone (4)
  • Easy to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great sound, solid construction, awesome case

I just bought my first one. With a wooden comb this sounds similar to a Marine Band. The bends are easy to pull off and response is fairly quick. The harp seems to...Read complete review

I just bought my first one. With a wooden comb this sounds similar to a Marine Band. The bends are easy to pull off and response is fairly quick. The harp seems to be put together really well and I expect it to hold up similarly to a Marine Band. I normally prefer Special 20s and Marine Bands from Hohner, but this harp may find it's way into my gig bag...it just sounds great right out of the package. A big plus is the case. The case is made of hard plastic and the harp fits tightly into it. It is the same case used for the Pro Harp. I love it and I'm probably going to buy a few more.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not great. Not bad

When I started playing harp I bought a few "blues harp ms" in several different keys. I bought them (despite several bad reviews on other pages) because "I...Read complete review

When I started playing harp I bought a few "blues harp ms" in several different keys. I bought them (despite several bad reviews on other pages) because "I want to play the blues, so I'll but a blues harp". I didnt want the marine band because it didn't have a bluesy name and sounded doorkie. After a few months of playing I broke down and bought a marine band. Much better in every aspect. Do yourself a favor, pocket the "I know everything" attitude and buy a marine band.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

never did sound right

By Matt Kelemen

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Hohner 532 Blues Harp MS-Series Harmonica:

I bought this as a beginner in G, and the lower inhaled notes didn't sound right then but I thought that's just how they were made. I know now to open it immediately after purchase and try every note in front of the clerk. Not sure how a new one sounds today, but I recently bought a Golden Melody in C and am very happy with it.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

fragile!

By Jeff

from Tucson, AZ

Comments about Hohner 532 Blues Harp MS-Series Harmonica:

I owned this harmonica for about 3 months. It sounded great initially but the low e note went totally dead on me the first time I ever drew on it in front of an audience.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound, solid construction, awesome case

By Jake Robinson

from New Lebanon, Oh

Comments about Hohner 532 Blues Harp MS-Series Harmonica:

I just bought my first one. With a wooden comb this sounds similar to a Marine Band. The bends are easy to pull off and response is fairly quick. The harp seems to be put together really well and I expect it to hold up similarly to a Marine Band. I normally prefer Special 20s and Marine Bands from Hohner, but this harp may find it's way into my gig bag...it just sounds great right out of the package. A big plus is the case. The case is made of hard plastic and the harp fits tightly into it. It is the same case used for the Pro Harp. I love it and I'm probably going to buy a few more.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not great. Not bad

By Jay Woznarg

from Fairfax, Va

Comments about Hohner 532 Blues Harp MS-Series Harmonica:

When I started playing harp I bought a few "blues harp ms" in several different keys. I bought them (despite several bad reviews on other pages) because "I want to play the blues, so I'll but a blues harp". I didnt want the marine band because it didn't have a bluesy name and sounded doorkie. After a few months of playing I broke down and bought a marine band. Much better in every aspect. Do yourself a favor, pocket the "I know everything" attitude and buy a marine band.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's called the Blues Harp for a reason

By Blue Jay Water

from Lombard IL

Comments about Hohner 532 Blues Harp MS-Series Harmonica:

I used to play the harp a lot when I was a boy, but I started playing drums then guitar, and it took a backseat. Well after a friend got me a used Blues Harp for my birthday (He didn't know that your not supposed to play used harps) I claved it, and played it, though being in the wrong key (F) It took me back and made me want to play again. So I bought a few from GC. After two Oskars went bad in 3 weeks, a Marine Band that was a little to bright for me I chose the Blues Harp, for its mellow tone that can get dirty with the right set of lips and hands down the best sound around amplified. If you need any more confirmation on it, read the name. If it wasn't meant for The Blues, they wouldn't have named it as such. Understand?

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Best Harp

By Richard

from Summerville, SC

Comments about Hohner 532 Blues Harp MS-Series Harmonica:

I bought this as a replacement for my Special 20 which lost a reed. It is by far the easiest playing and best sounding harp I own, which include an 1896 Marine Band, Big River and Blues Bender, all by Hohner, as well as a recently purchased Lee Oskar. Although I'm a little leery of the durability of the wood comb, if it holds up, this is the only harp I will buy in the future.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Quality and Sound

By Brian Parr

from Garretson, SD

Comments about Hohner 532 Blues Harp MS-Series Harmonica:

Just picked up the "C" to replace my old one I picked up in the mid 80's. I also have a "G". I really like the modular system so if I blow out a reed I can fix it for about half the cost of a new harp. Nice and loud with excellent tone. I have been playing thru a Shure Beta 57a (not the best choice according to the "experts") and it sounds great live. I will be getting the "D" next.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exactly as expected

By Derrick T

from Washington, D.C.

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Play
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Rich Sound
  • Warm Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hohner 532 Blues Harp MS-Series Harmonica:

      I bought this so I could have another key to jam around in. Im a novice, still learning how the hamronica works, but this one has had a great sound.

       
      5.0

      First and always

      By Charlie Dawg

      from Oregon

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Sound
      • Highly Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jam Sessions
        • Performance
        • Practice

        Comments about Hohner 532 Blues Harp MS-Series Harmonica:

        Bought these as a gift for a friend been using them for almost 50 years and they never let me down

         
        5.0

        HONER HARPS

        By BUSHWACKER

        from NORTH JACKSON, OHIO

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Rich Sound
        • Warm Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Hohner 532 Blues Harp MS-Series Harmonica:

          BEEN BUYIN' THIS HARP FOR YEAR, WERKS GREAT FER ME.

           
          5.0

          What I wanted/When I needed

          By Jeff

          from undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Hohner 532 Blues Harp MS-Series Harmonica:

          Great product as always - ordered online and was delivered quickly to my home in time for the next gig!!! Got nothing but good to say here.

           
          5.0

          Great tone

          By Roz A Zoz

          from NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Play
          • Quality Craftsmanship
          • Rich Sound
          • Warm Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Blues jams
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Hohner 532 Blues Harp MS-Series Harmonica:

            This one in particular sounds great. The problem with reeds is that they are not consistent (I also play tenor sax and reeds are always an issue). Sometimes you get a bad one - and they're not cheap. When I started playing harp about 20 years ago, harps were $18. I also use Special 20's. Depending on the key, I switch back & forth, depending on the tone I want. For example - "A" rocks with the Blues Harp. And the "E" is great as well as it gives you a bigger sound for a high pitched key. In "C", "D", "G", and "B" I use Special 20's - it's a matter of personal preference. Occasionally, I'll use a Marine Band.

             
            5.0

            Crisp and biting withave a bluesy twang.

            By Liam D.

            from Erie, PA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Play
            • Quality Craftsmanship
            • Rich Sound
            • Warm Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment

              Comments about Hohner 532 Blues Harp MS-Series Harmonica:

              I used this harmonica to accompany my band and, as the drummer, I needed something that cuts. This did the job perfectly. Notes bend easily to offer up that bluesy tone without having to rely on cupping your hands on the harp. Overall, a great buy.

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