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SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica Low E

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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, a...  Click To Read More About This Product

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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.
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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
 
3.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Quality craftsmanship (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performance (3)
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    • Experienced (3)

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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Dissapointed but open minded

Hello, I saw some bad reviews after I ordered it and regretted having bought it but tried to have an open mind and hope it was a good one. I've been under the impression...Read complete review

Hello, I saw some bad reviews after I ordered it and regretted having bought it but tried to have an open mind and hope it was a good one. I've been under the impression that all the "blues" harps ive bought like Hohners Blue Midnight and others were all purpose as I only play songs, hymns,popular etc. but I'm having trouble playing this one so wonder if its a blues mostly or only instrument. Its the most costly one ive purchased up til now and I really wanted a hand made Seydel, ill try it some more but think theres some bad notes mid scale and higher'it certainly is a handsome harmonica though.

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4.0

Harp is in standard Richter tuning

By Gregory J. Russell

from Eganville, Ontario

Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

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).

 
4.0

Eventually this became a necessity. Glad I bought it.

By GBBluesSTL

from St Louis, MO

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Intonation
  • Great Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jam Sessions
    • Performance

    Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

    Normal octave F harps are simply too shrill for some songs, especially if you're playing background horn riffs. This is not as responsive as a Thunderbird, but will not disappoint you. At this price I can play it hard, without fear of damaging it. I have 4 low-key Seydels, all good.

     
    5.0

    Low Octave Review

    By GBBluesSTL

    from St Louis, MO

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great Intonation
    • Highly Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performance

      Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

      Very reasonable price for good quality harps in lower octaves.

       
      1.0

      Disapointed with Quality of Product

      By Marc

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

      I have 3 fairly new Seydels. So far the #7 blow reed has failed/cracked on 2 of the 3. I don't play real hard or do overblows or lots of bends. My Hohners and Lee Oskars, some are many years old, are still in great shape. Never had a reed fail before.

       
      3.0

      Dissapointed but open minded

      By jonathan

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

      Hello, I saw some bad reviews after I ordered it and regretted having bought it but tried to have an open mind and hope it was a good one. I've been under the impression that all the "blues" harps ive bought like Hohners Blue Midnight and others were all purpose as I only play songs, hymns,popular etc. but I'm having trouble playing this one so wonder if its a blues mostly or only instrument. Its the most costly one ive purchased up til now and I really wanted a hand made Seydel, ill try it some more but think theres some bad notes mid scale and higher'it certainly is a handsome harmonica though.

       
      4.0

      Love the Seydels. Consistant reeds. Good Sound.

      By Ed

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

      Love the Seydels. Moved up from Horner. 15% coupons don't hurt either. Always good shipping. I appreciate Guitar Center. Thank you.

       
      5.0

      I will continue to buy Seydel Harmonicas.

      By Nathan

      from Amarillo, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Excellent Craftsmanship
      • Great Sound
      • Highly Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jam Sessions
        • Performance
        • Practice

        Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

        seydel harmonicas are a well known brand and have a good sound for blues and all other tipes of music and reasonable priced.

         
        4.0

        Great blues harp

        By Jimbo

        from Temperance, Michigan

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Rich Sound
        • Warm Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

            I love this new blues harp, such a rich tone, requires a little more air than my old hoener but not really noticable sound quality is well worth it. Great craftsmanship, handmade in germany.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Inconsistent response low to high

            By Gregory

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about SEYDEL Blues Session Standard Harmonica:

            Regarding blow notes, some are loud and easy to play, others require noticeably more effort to produce a clean sound. The draw notes seem more unstable than I'm used to. But don't go by me, I just started playing two months ago.

             
            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 buy

              By Musical momma

              from Florida

              About Me Novice

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              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!

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