- Additional reeds make note bending a little easier
- Bending lower draw notes may be difficult
- Several lower-priced harps can produce similar sound quality
The Suzuki Sub30 Ultrabend is an interesting mouth harp because it is a diatonic, but it can be used to play chromatic notes. There is no lever required to hit those notes on this harp. The best part is that it is no bigger than a standard 10-hole diatonic, but it offers more note versatility. As the name suggests, the Ultrabend is designed to allow you to bend notes easily, which is thanks to the addition of extra reeds. However, some players say that only the upper holes are actually easier to bend. The lower draw bends may take a little more effort.