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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2011-03-23T01:15:34+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=13&t=10903 2011-03-23T01:15:34+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10903&p=109884#p109884 <![CDATA[Re: Suzuki Manji- a Timeless Quality Built Harp]]>
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2011-03-21T03:25:59+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10903&p=109816#p109816 <![CDATA[Re: Suzuki Manji- a Timeless Quality Built Harp]]> Statistics: Posted by jbone1 — Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:25 am


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2011-03-20T02:16:07+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10903&p=109795#p109795 <![CDATA[Re: Suzuki Manji- a Timeless Quality Built Harp]]>
jeffl wrote:
bottleneck wrote:my girlfriend gave me majis in G,C,A & D for my birthday today.i can't find a single fault with any of them.great harps!!!
Now THERE'S a woman. A woman like that could be butt ugly (no inference about YOUR girl) flat-chested, and mean, but if she buys you a set in those keys, she's perfect.



we are now married.

the manjis will have a years worth of use next month.they are still going strong and everything is still in tune except a couple of the jimmy reed bend spots on the A.i do at least two shows a week.

these harps have outlasted any harp with no effort!i have not touched a single one with a file yet.i haven't really tweaked them at all!

www.myspace.com/shakeylyman

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2011-03-19T15:04:09+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10903&p=109773#p109773 <![CDATA[Re: Suzuki Manji- a Timeless Quality Built Harp]]> The Manji's are very nice and beautifully made , as are the Lee Oskars but I do prefer the 20. I has that kind of
Marine Band sound that is sort of lovable. I just received a Big River (my first) and liked it right out of the box for its
big, bold sound , big holes and of course the plastic comb, which I favor. Unfortunately, the top two high reeds sounded
kind of "reedy harsh" and a bit weak. because of that I will not order another one, unless the problem goes away when
I continue to practice with it ( because I do like it very much). It is also a little hard to blow but I think this might
improve when it gets broke in. So far, though I find my favorite to be the Special 20.
I'm planning on ordering a suzuki Harpmaster soon, hoping it will have a little more volume than the Super 20.
Will appreciate any comments on the Harpmaster. I also may try the Marine Band Crossover, hoping that might
have a little more volume and fullness than the 20. Comments welcome. Regards, Freddy

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2011-03-17T11:14:18+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10903&p=109682#p109682 <![CDATA[Re: Suzuki Manji- a Timeless Quality Built Harp]]>
thanks to my partner's broad vision musically, i find that different harps with different tunings and end result sounds have different uses when we play out live. the manji has gotten a rep for sounding harsh in some applications, usually in chording, due to its tuning. i have noticed this to some extent and if my somewhat damaged hearing picks it up i can imagine it can be very obvious to someone who never spent too much time in front of huge speaker stacks at rock concerts in the 70's, or worked on a production floor near 20 ton punch presses and big mills cutting steel.

i still find the manji to be the best bang for the buck in durability and volume and ease of play from 1b to 10d.

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2011-03-15T11:44:00+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10903&p=109614#p109614 <![CDATA[Re: Suzuki Manji- a Timeless Quality Built Harp]]>
Great harps. Every time one of my main gigging harps (mostly Marine Bands) gets beyond repair (well, beyond my meager repair skills) I replace it with a Manji. Eventually the Manji will be my main gigging harp.

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2011-03-14T23:51:03+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10903&p=109600#p109600 <![CDATA[Re: Suzuki Manji- a Timeless Quality Built Harp]]> two because I like the way both of them sound. I tend to play the Manji softly because it is easy to over blow it.
The special 20, though is made to play loud and with its marine band pedigree it has a very fine harmonica sound.
I'm waiting on a big river hohner I just ordered because I heard so much about it. Anybody here like the big River.
Oh, I also have several Lee Oskars but I find them to be a little shrill. I prefer the manji's over the LO's.
Freddy

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2010-05-25T10:46:48+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10903&p=105076#p105076 <![CDATA[Re: Suzuki Manji- a Timeless Quality Built Harp]]>
i am noticing a bit of reed fatigue in my manji D harp. i expect some cleaning is required, or possibly a slight reed tweak. as much use as that harp has gotten it's understandable, and most other D's i've used last half as long.

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2010-05-24T03:06:53+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10903&p=105036#p105036 <![CDATA[Re: Suzuki Manji- a Timeless Quality Built Harp]]> I'm primarily a tongue blocker and find the Humming Pipe is easier using the pucker style. Anyway, thanks for your advice.

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2010-05-23T14:38:29+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10903&p=105024#p105024 <![CDATA[Re: Suzuki Manji- a Timeless Quality Built Harp]]>
delta frost is a good harp, no argument here. the saving grace to me is replaceable reed plates. i do still blow a reed here and there and i've had little success doing a lasting repair once a reed goes out.

to me the manji represents what the delta frost could be, albeit with upgraded reed plates and a solid comb etc. there is a solidity to the feel of a manji that isn't found on many other harps, and the composite material means no swelled comb, ever. in my book manji is the top harp in production models.

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