Thunderbird Hohner low harmonica, Crossover tuned lower
The Thunderbird is basically a Marine Band Crossover Hohner available in Low alternative keys one octave lower than the usual diatonic harmonica :
Low C, Low D, Low Eb, Low E, Low F, Low G, Low A, Low Bb and even Low Low F (2 octaves lower than a standard F)
It is easy to disassemble, has a great sound projection due to improved covers and had a nice bamboo comb.
Harmonica comb material: bamboo
Recommended for harmonica: All levels
Style of music: Blues, folk, rhythm
Famous harmonica players using it:
- 10 hole harmonica
While I had high hopes, I can’t say that the thunderbird is as good as I hoped. There is certainly less rattling than some other models I’ve tried, but there is a buzzing sound on the 1 and 2 holes that I do not like. It is usable, but certainly not I had expected, given the reviews and the price.
thunderbirds in reg. keys would be nice
Thunderbird in regular key is called a Crossover and it comes in 13 keys.
A very sturdy harp, but bring some lung power, Great acoustic or amped up.
It sounds beautifully and all of the reeds work fine.
I couldn’t be happier with the investment. They’re not cheap, but they’re worth it—well built with extra room for the lower reeds to vibrate.