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BassFishin
08-27-2009, 10:42 AM
I had no other idea where to post this! haha

Does anyone know what type of harmonica he uses on Subterranean Homesick Blues?

By what type i mean what key, and is it diatonic or chromatic?

If you know the brand, that's cool too, but not necessary.


I'm pretty sure the song is in A, but not positive.

aetherspear
08-27-2009, 02:10 PM
I'm sure it's diatonic. If the song is in Aminor, he's either playing a C major harp, which is the relative major of Amin, or he's playing a D major harp in second position so he can hit the more bluesy notes.

hendrixfanatic
08-27-2009, 04:55 PM
It's a diatonic in D, so he can play cross-harp in A. As for brand, Bob Dylan has always used Hohners.

BassFishin
08-27-2009, 10:59 PM
cool, thanks guys.

aetherspear got me excited, cus i own a diatonic c major (hohner special 20, you know, the entry level harp) ....but looks like i'm gonna go grab me a D.

due 07
08-28-2009, 05:30 PM
It's a diatonic in D, so he can play cross-harp in A. As for brand, Bob Dylan has always used Hohners.

Specifically Marine Bands.

Except sometimes he would use an Echo Vamper or something like that.