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Hohner Rocket vs Hohner Rocket Amp
The Hohner Rocket and Rocket Amp are part of the Progressive range and share much of their heritage with the Special 20. This means recessed ABS combs, brass reeds and access to significant amounts of volume, should this be your desire!
Both Rocket harmonicas differ from the Special 20 in three ways: first the comb has a much nicer, premium feel, due to the rounded corners and higher quality plastic; second the slots are larger and wider, allowing for more air flow and, therefore, volume; third, the reed plates are attached to the comb with a larger number of screws, thereby creating more airtightness. This is one of the few differences between the Marine Band era Special 20 and the latest Progressive era harmonica, as the latter has the additional holes drilled into the reed plates, meaning that you can fit them to either of the Rocket harmonicas.
The only significant difference between the Rocket Amp and the Rocket is the cover plate design. The Rocket Amp is designed for using in an amplified context, and, as such, has no side vents on the cover plates. This ensures that all of the sound is directed towards the mic. The Rocket, which is aimed at more general users, has side vents built into the cover plates.
This said, either harmonica represents an excellent choice if you value airtightness (especially important for those who like to utilise overblows) and volume. They're also well priced and extremely durable.
|Harmonica Name||Hohner Rocket Harmonica||Hohner Rocket Amp Harmonica|
|Harmonica Type||Diatonic Harmonica||Diatonic Harmonica|
|Number of Holes||10||10|
|Number of Reeds||20||20|
|Spare Reeds Available?||Yes||Yes|
|Musical Styles||Blues, Rock, Pop, Folk||Blues, Rock, Pop, Folk|
|Available Keys||A, B Flat, D, G, C, F, E, B, E Flat, F Sharp, D Flat, A Flat||A, B Flat, D, G, C, F, E|
|View details & Buy||View details & Buy|
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