Hohner Marine Band Crossover Diatonic Harmonica
Versatile - Sustainable - Amazing!
With the Crossover Hohner have expanded the Marine Band series to introduce a new, top-of-the-line professional quality instrument for the discerning player in modern blues, rock, jazz, soul or funk. The revolutionary laminated bamboo comb (patented) is completely sealed, making it water repellent and exceptionally stable. In combination with the screw together assembly the Crossover is extremely airtight, with fast, even response and a raspy, powerful sound which is exceptionally well suited to amplified playing as well as acoustic styles. The modern compromise tuning is ideal for single note playing in different positions in a wide range of contemporary styles, while still retaining a full chord sound, making the Crossover an optimal addition to the great Marine Band range and the first choice for today's professionals.
Patented multi-layer bonded bamboo comb for bright, powerful tone.
Comb completely sealed to prevent swelling.
Modern compromise tuning for all contemporary styles.
Reed plate edges and channel openings with new Ultraglide coating are rounded off for greater playing comfort
Sturdy zipper case allows moisture to evaporate while keeping dust out.
Number of holes 10
Reeds 20 brass
Cover surface Stainless steel
Reed plates 0,9 mm brass
Reed plate surface Brass
Mouthpiece surface SuperGlide lacquer
Comb bamboo, Blond
Comb surface Triple lacquer
Length 10 cm
Testimonials Marine Band Crossover
The new Marine Band Crossover is a terrific harp in every aspect: beautiful sealed bamboo comb, strong attractive cover plates and, most importantly - well tuned, with good volume and projection, and smooth responsive playability bottom to top. It also comes in a handy and unique zippered case. Another winner from Hohner!
The Marine Band Crossover is the most versatile harmonica I've ever played!, with it I can get the deep tone for the Blues and the speed to play Norteñas,Cumbia,Latin and Spanish music ........ When I need to play chromatic, I use the CX12 Gold, I love the sound, and besides that........, it looks really "guapachosa"!!!
I have played HOHNER harmonicas since the beginning and they have served me well through a lot of musical journeys. I've used the CX-12 Jazz on several artists's CD's and I don't think you can beat the Marine Band Crossover for a blues harp, I love them both!
I prefer HOHNER harmonicas because they have a very special sound like the crossover and the special 20. They sound more serious.
I got my first Crossover last year and I'm impressed with the compression and great tone these harps have. I now use several of them when I'm gigging, along with my Special 20's.
- Mick Seretny