Hohner "Steve Baker" Signature Series Harmonica
The "Steve Baker Special" (SBS) uses the same construction as the classic Marine Band 365, but the sound range is extended downwards instead of upwards.
The same tuning and bending capabilities traditionally reserved for the first three holes of a diatonic harp have been extended downward over an additional octave. This allows for typical draw bend phrasings to be played over a range of 2 octaves.
Steve Baker is one of today's most influential harp players and an integral part of the modern harmonica scene. He was born and raised in London, England and now lives near Hamburg, Germany, where he first came in the late 1970s with the legendary jugband "Have Mercy". Steve has been a full-time professional for over 30 years and has earned an enviable reputation as an innovator and pioneer on this frequently under-estimated instrument.
The "Steve Baker Special" in contrast to the other Marine Band models where the tonal range is simply extended upwards, this interesting model designed by highly regarded harp player and author Steve Baker features a tonal range which is extended downwards by repeating the note configuration normally found in holes 1-3 one octave lower. This permits draw note bending over a far greater range and enables the player to use all registers of the instrument.uses the same construction as the classic Marine Band 365, but the sound range is extended downwards instead of upwards.
SBS tuning giving extended bending range
Stainless steel covers mounted with screws
28 Classic reeds/14 channels
0.9 mm brass reed plates, mounted with nails
Available in C, D, F, G and A
Available by special order only