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SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica Low F#

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This is a superb blues harmonica with brass reeds, ergonomic covers and plastic comb. It is presented excellent playability and a fantastic sound. The ergonomic coverplates are made of stainless steel... Click To Read More About This Product

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This is a superb blues harmonica with brass reeds, ergonomic covers and plastic comb. It is presented excellent playability and a fantastic sound. The ergonomic coverplates are made of stainless steel, and are completely rounded at the mouthpiece. Features include ABS comb with recessed German Silver reedplates, stainless steel rivets and screws, and lip and beard-friendly design. Comes with with convenient genuine leather pouch. Available in 20 different major keys and configurations.

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SEYDELBlues Session Standard Harmonica
 
3.9

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (12)
  • Quality craftsmanship (11)
  • Easy to play (10)
  • Warm tone (10)
  • Consistent (7)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (5)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Novice (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Harp is in standard Richter tuning

I needed a new Low-E harp as blew a reed on my Hohner plates, so thought I would try this one, as less cost than new plates. I just needed standard Richter tuning...Read complete review

I needed a new Low-E harp as blew a reed on my Hohner plates, so thought I would try this one, as less cost than new plates. I just needed standard Richter tuning but the website said this has an altered tuning (with the missing VI note in the lower octave instead of the V -- in the E harp, this is C# instead of B), so was sort of looking forward to this as often would like this note. The harp delivered though is definitely in standard Richter tuning, and labeled as such -- no big deal as all I really had before anyway. The Seydel website shows that these are available in that altered tuning (called Paddy Richter) and many others as well, but I think the GC website mistakenly thought that they all are in Paddy Richter. Plays very well though, and beautifully in tune -- I think maybe Just Intonation. Comfortable on lips and contoured shape at ends a little more comfortable than my Hohner Blues Harps and Lee Oskars. Takes about the same amount of air and same size as my lowest keyed Lee Oskar (F) and sounds much like them too. No moustache grabs yet. Whole tuning is very slightly sharp as is typical. No problem with bends. Not likely to play a Low-E much in cross harp (B major), but sounds good in slant harp (F# minor Dorian). Comes with a leather sleeve but will prob. be in either my big case or my mouth most of the time. Like it and will probably buy more, as a good deal. Seydel is such an old company, I feel like I am playing with a bit of the past. Additional note -- one of the other Seydel harps at the GC site (noted as Paddy Richter) GC says the 3 blow is raised only a half step, but Paddy Richter is actually a full step up (VI instead of V).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Somewhat disappointing for a Seydel

I have Seydel Session harmonicas in Low C (steel), Low D (brass), Low E (steel), Low F (Steel) and now this A (brass). I had a Low D...Read complete review

I have Seydel Session harmonicas in Low C (steel), Low D (brass), Low E (steel), Low F (Steel) and now this A (brass). I had a Low D (steel) in which a reed went flat prematurely. The Low D (brass) has been very good so far. I was a little disappointed with the A in brass: it takes a good bit of breath to play, especially the draw 3, even after adjusting the reed gaps. I will try putting the A reed plates in my old Low D Session steel comb (has smaller holes) and see if that helps. I also have Special 20s in C, A and G. They have held up very well, even up to a year of steady use. The Seydel brass A is not as sweet and easy to play as the Special 20 A. I was surprised the difference is so noticeable. The Seydel Session A with brass reeds has much larger holes than the Sp20 and the Seydel Session Steels. I have also tried Lee Oskar in Low F, but it was tuned too sharp and a reed blew out too soon. Having now played harmonica about a year and half, these are my conclusions so far: stick with German made harmonicas; avoid Japanese makes; get Special 20s in standard keys; and get Seydel Session Steels in low keys. Hopefully, this prescription will maximize your enjoyment and minimize waste of money.

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4.0

nice sounding harp

By sullydogoz

from NY

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

      I have a lot of different brand harps and like to have a few in the same key as different tunes sound better with different brands this one sounds nice very happy so far,,And i hope it keeps sounding good over the journey thumbs up

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      On par with good Hohners

      By Pete the frank speaker

      from Mississipi, the state of reality

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Quality Craftsmanship

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

          Nice, comparable to good Hohners, the plastic comb is a plus. There is NO benefit from wooden combs, like solid body guitars or the metal that horns are made of there is no affect on tone and plastic does not swell. I include this information sort the thinkers from the non thinkers. I would also say these feel a bit higher quality than Hohners or Oskars while sounding and playing about the same. Harmonicas are always a crapshoot out of the box and any one harp can be better or worse than the next one unfortunaly.

           
          3.0

          Trying Again!

          By Joe

          from Rutherford, Tennessee

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Rich Sound
          • Warm Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Venues

            Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

            Since I can no longer find replacement plates for my Special 20 low D harps, I decided to try another Seydel, even though the bronze reed model and the steel reed model had "blown out" on me. I am taking special care to break this in gently!

             
            5.0

            Love the Seydels! It was the brass with a surprise "antique"

            By Lenore

            from NE Washington

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

              Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

              The new ginish was a surprise. I hope it works as I am allergic to some covers. Plays so nicely. It just sound fuller, I guess, than other harps. This is not the new stainless reed harp. I need more time to decide on those, but sure want to try the new lows in stainless. My stainless low C only lasted a few weeks. But low Eb has been ok...not used much. Still better than other harps in the depth of sound.

               
              5.0

              Great harp!

              By Firehouse slim

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Craftsmanship
              • Rich Sound
              • Warm Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment

                Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

                Very tight, easy to bend, loud. Feels good in your hand. Have been playing Suzuki's this harp blows them away.

                 
                5.0

                High A Harp

                By David

                from New York

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment

                    Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

                    always wanted a high A

                     
                    5.0

                    Great buy

                    By Musical momma

                    from Florida

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Play
                    • Quality Craftsmanship
                    • Rich Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

                        My two year old plays this harmonica , it sounds great , it is very sturdy, made in Germany, great price!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Confused by the hype

                        By Kenneth Taylor

                        from New England

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Warm Tone

                        Cons

                        • Poor Quality

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

                          I've been playing harp on and off for decades, and have played all of the major brands at various price points. I've read so much about
                          Seydel that I thought I'd give them a try. Maybe my mistake was selecting their lowest-priced harp, but this instrument is a big disappointment. The chrome covers have jagged edges that pull at my lips. The holes are too large and closely spaced, making it difficult to avoid blowing two holes at once. The key designation is a flimsy plastic sticker that peels off (or could fall off) easily. Most disappointing is that the reeds are VERY stiff. The 1 hole is the only one that bends easily on the draw... all the rest require huge effort, and some don't bend at all. Forget overblowing, not going to happen. The tone is nice enough, but overall I'm not impressed. At this price point, Lee Oskar or Bushman are vastly superior in every way.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Somewhat disappointing for a Seydel

                          By Paul

                          from Albany, GA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

                          I have Seydel Session harmonicas in Low C (steel), Low D (brass), Low E (steel), Low F (Steel) and now this A (brass). I had a Low D (steel) in which a reed went flat prematurely. The Low D (brass) has been very good so far. I was a little disappointed with the A in brass: it takes a good bit of breath to play, especially the draw 3, even after adjusting the reed gaps. I will try putting the A reed plates in my old Low D Session steel comb (has smaller holes) and see if that helps. I also have Special 20s in C, A and G. They have held up very well, even up to a year of steady use. The Seydel brass A is not as sweet and easy to play as the Special 20 A. I was surprised the difference is so noticeable. The Seydel Session A with brass reeds has much larger holes than the Sp20 and the Seydel Session Steels. I have also tried Lee Oskar in Low F, but it was tuned too sharp and a reed blew out too soon. Having now played harmonica about a year and half, these are my conclusions so far: stick with German made harmonicas; avoid Japanese makes; get Special 20s in standard keys; and get Seydel Session Steels in low keys. Hopefully, this prescription will maximize your enjoyment and minimize waste of money.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Piece of JUNK

                          By jt

                          from NC

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Flat Sound
                            • Poor Quality

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

                              Got the low D. Sounded nice for less than two weeks, then one note went flat during performance. MF sent me another one...SAME NOTE went flat after one month. I am not hard on harps, either. Throw your money in toilet before buying the Low D.

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