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If it's great for harp players then we stock it! The Harmonica Company has been the leading supplier of harmonicas, reed plates, accessories, pedals, amps and microphones since 2008.

Our huge range of products are available for fast shipping in the UK, Canada and USA. We stock all the leading brands of harmonica and work closely with specialist makers of bespoke harp accessories and add-ons. We are a business that is run by musicians for musicians.

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Which Harmonica for Beginners?

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Which Harmonica for Beginners?

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Diatonic Harmonicas

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Hohner ACE 48 Chromatic harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner ACE 48 Chromatic harmonica

£359.99

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The Hohner ACE 48 chromatic harmonica has been made in close co-operation with harp leading players, Hohner have re-defined the standard for chromatic harmonicas in the 21st century. Service-friendly and developed to satisfy the highest musical requirements, the HOHNER ACE 48 also offers two revolutionary features: Acoustic Coupling Elements (ACE) enable uniquely variable sound design, while in addition the new VarioSpring - System permits exact adjustment of slide spring pressure to suit personal preferences. Removable Acoustic Coupling Elements (ACE) modify acoustic impedance to create your own tonal color and adjust weight distribution according to taste New revolutionary VarioSpring - System to easily adjust spring pressure to suit individual playing styles Unparalleled comfort through new ergonomic cover and mouthpiece design CNC precision-milled mouthpiece, closed at the side to ensure silent, airtight slide action Key: C Type: Chromatic Reeds: 48 brass Cover Surface: Stainless steel Reed plates: 1.2 mm, brass Mouthpiece surface: brass, silver plated Comb: ABS, Black Length: 16.2 cm Slide Construction: cross alignment Acoustic Coupling Elements: brass, 6pcs Robust nylon zipper case which also functions as mobile workbench  ... Read more
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Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica

£32.99

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Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica The Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic harmonica is the original blues harmonica. Today it is still manufactured in much the same way as when it was first introduced in 1896. Its uniquely authentic sound has defined the role of the harmonica in the blues tradition and made it the benchmark by which all others are judged. Like the original Marine Band, the current 1896 model uses traditional long slot brass reeds, an open back and a pearwood comb to provide the warm and raspy tone beloved of blues, folk and country players throughout the world. Unlike older models, however, it doesn't use 7 Limit Just Intonation, but instead utilises a modern compromise tuning. This is closer to Just than many of Hohner's other harmonicas, such as the MS range, but still allows single note melodies to sound pure and sweet. The Marine Band Classic is one of the few Hohner diatonics that is available in a full range of natural and harmonic minor tunings. For low tunings, we  recommend the Hohner Thunderbird, which has been designed from the ground up as a low tuned harmonica, but still has similar tone and feel to the classic Marine Band. Should you wish to replace reed plates on the Marine Band Classic, we recommend upgrading to the Andrew Zajac Marine Band Conversion Kit, which replaces the stock nails with a bolted setup, and makes the process of changing reed plates significantly easier. Original cover design from 1896 ensures the classic blues sound Greatly reduced swelling behaviour through double-coated pear wood comb Reeds: 20 Brass Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Comb: Pearwood, brown Mouthpiece: pearwood lacquered Cover surface: Stainless steel Made in Germany Check the Key for additional tuning options: Natural Minor & Harmonic Minor  ... Read more
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Andrew Zajac Reed Replacement Kit

Andrew Zajac Reed Replacement Kit

£41.99
Andrew Zajac Reed Replacement Kit Includes: - Stainless steel reed replacement screws (75 pieces screws and washers) - M1.4 tap and pin vise - 3/64" drill bit - Reed removal spine - Hardened and tempered O1 steel reed removal pin - Flattening pin - Rivet bar Two types of screws are provided. 5mm Phillips head screws are easy to handle but require trimming once in place. The shorter flat head screws are harder to pick up with your fingers but don't need to be cut. (Dip your screwdriver in Vaseline to make the tiny screw stick to the tip!) Washers are a big help to keep the reed in place as you tighten the screw. With a little practice, you won't even need to use a washer. You will need some extra items. These items are so common that I chose not to include them in the kit to keep the cost down. They are easily found at a hardware store for less than a total of £10. Items you will need (not included): - Small Phillips head screwdriver - flush cutting pliers - A brick or a small anvil; or something else that's flat and heavy. At a minimum, you need two pounds of weight. The more mass you have under your reed plate, the easier it will be to do the job. - Flat sanding surface (a flat board and a sheet of 220 grit sandpaper - the same thing as in preparing a reed plate for a flat comb) and a little extra sandpaper. - 1/16", 5/64" and 3/32" drill bit - small hammer - A reed wrench (you won't find this in a hardware store... Click below to add one to the kit.) - New reeds. You can scavenge a new reed from another reed plate or contact Hohner or Seydel and buy individual reeds from them.... Read more
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Andrew Zajac Flatness Tool and Reed Plate Claws

Andrew Zajac Flatness Tool and Reed Plate Claws

£45.99
Andrew Zajac Flatness Tool and Reed Plate Claws - Use these tools to flatten the comb and reed plates. Straight, flat reed plates fitted to a flat comb are the best framework for the reeds. Even a thousandth of an inch of space between the comb and reed plate means the reed will be less efficient at converting air flow into decibels. With a good frame, the reeds can function the way they are supposed to. Want even more power? A good frame also means reed work becomes much simpler because all sides of the slot are at the same level and are well supported. A good foundation is mandatory for best results when doing reed work. The Flatness Tool™ is used to measure flatness. It is an extremely precise straight edge reference. It has a reed groove so that it can be used on both reed plates as well as the comb. One you find where the comb or the reed plate is not flat, you can correct it. The Flatness Tool™ can also be used to make combs extremely flat. My method of flattening combs is very easy to learn with a little practice. There is no guesswork involved since you are using a proper reference as your guide. My Dark combs are the flattest combs on the market. Use this tool to make any other sandwich-type comb just as flat as mine. Use the Reed Plate Claws™ on both the blow and draw reed plates. Straighten the draw plate before flat sanding it. On the blow plate, the reeds get in the way of flat sanding so all you need to do is straighten them using the reed plate claws. You may use the edge of a reed plate to check the flatness of the other plate. However, I do not recommend using a reed plate to gauge the flatness of a comb. You will likely get false measurements which will lead to over-sanding the comb as you try to correct what you believe is a defect. It's not easy to undo oversanding - this type of feedback loop can be fatal. The Reed Plate Holder will help you hold the reed plate steady as you straighten it with the Reed Plate Claws. Once you get comfortable with the claws, you may no longer need the Reed Plate Holder. It has two slots to accommodate many different sizes of reed plates. Use the smallest slot that fits. The Reed Plate Holder ships with a sticker on the under side. The adhesive will help hold the plate in place. Once it loses its stickiness, you can peel it off and replace it with any kind of tape you have on hand. If you no longer need the additional help from the adhesive, don't bother replacing it.... Read more
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Comprehensive range of harps, sent out promptly. My first point of call when looking for a new/different harp.

Google ReviewDave MoffatReviewed 06/11/2023

Always a great experience dealing with this firm; keen prices, fast delivery and well packaged.

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Excellent customer service! My recent purchase required a couple of alterations in details and they were very responsive about it. Despite the changes in the order, the item actually arrived earlier than expected!

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