The Meanest, Fattest Low-pitched Sound Around
Sometimes the sound of a harmonica in regular tuning is just not fat enough to really counterbalance the power of guitar, bass and drums.
Fitted with our patented bamboo comb, the Marine Band Thunderbird offers the perfect solution.
It’s tuned one octave lower than standard harps and features an innovative tapered cover design to prevent reed rattle, inspired by the work of legendary harmonica customizer Joe Filisko.
The lowest tuned diatonic model in our portfolio, it deliverers a powerful, rich sound that’ll make the floor shake.
Experience a hitherto unknown dimension of deep-toned harmonica playing, let it carry you away into new sonic adventures, and reshape the perception of how the harmonica sounds.
Tuned one octave lower than standard models
Unique cover design with tapered form permits low draw reeds
Special new reed profiles ensure fast response and high volume, even at extremely low pitch
Patented bamboo comb sealed with 2 layers of clear lacquer plus UltraGlide coating on mouthpiece to completely eliminate swelling
Covers and reed plates are affixed with screws for easy maintenance
Covers with side vents, opened up at back for greater volume and stability
Reed plate edges and channel openings rounded off for greater playing comfort
Sturdy zipper case allows moisture to evaporate while keeping dust out
Reed plates (material, thickness): brass, 0.9 mm
Reed plates (surface): brass
Reeds (number, material): 20, brass
Comb (material, color): bamboo, blonde
Comb (finish): triple lacquered
Mouthpiece (surface): bamboo
Cover plates: stainless steel
Keys: LF, LE, LEb, LD, LC, LBb, LA, LG, LFF
Number of holes: 10
Tonal range: 3 octaves
Length: 10 cm / 3.9”