01-22-2013 09:07 AM
When I played my special 20 harps I sometimes snag my stubble on the harp creating a unpleasant playing experience. I notice this does not happen with Lee Oskar harps no matter how long I go between shaves.
01-22-2013 09:36 AM - edited 01-22-2013 09:39 AM
That's strange. I've got 5 Special 20s, one Big River, one Hohner Lancer and one Marine Band harp.
I'm always snagging my stubble on the Big River, the Lancer and Marine Band harps. NEVER on the Special 20s. In fact, in addition to having plastic combs, the "no snag" feature of the Special 20s is one of the reasons I bought them. No brass reed plate hanging out there to snag the stubble on.
01-22-2013 01:40 PM
Have you tried a Lee Oskar? If so what was your impression ... stuble-wise?
01-22-2013 03:49 PM
No Bob, I haven't tried the Lee Oskars. When I was looking for a set of harps a couple of years ago, Musician's Friend had the Special 20 5-piece set, in C, A, G, E, and D, on sale for $129 with a nice travel case included. I couldn't find anything close to that deal in a Lee Oskar set. Besides, I grew up playing Hohner harps so I had a pretty good idea of their quality before buying them. I wasn't disappointed.
However, I DO plan on trying a Lee Oskar if and when the chance to do it arrives. I'm sure it's a good harp and I know it gets good reviews. For the time being though, I'm perfectly satisfied with the Special 20s.
01-25-2013 09:19 PM - edited 01-25-2013 09:20 PM
I've found the trick to not having stubble catching on my harmonicas is to not have stubble...
To that end, I've not shaved my upper lip in nearly 45 years...2-3" long mustache hairs don't seem to catch.
Lee Oskars are nice harmonicas.
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