The TurboTwenty is our version of the famous Hohner Special 20 harmonica. It’s a custom Hohner Special 20 optimized with our patented TurboLids. Made with durable solid brass plates and hardened alloy reed, this diatonic, richter-tuned, 10 hole harmonica is an excellent entry-level professional-quality harp. It’s perfect for all music styles and you can choose from a variety of different TurboLid colors and styles.
Designed with musicians of all playing levels in mind, the TurboTwenty's shape is defined by our TurboLids which makes it impossible to accidentally play your harmonica upside down. You can easily find it on a dark stage and won’t crush in your back pocket. With the variety of colors available, you can have a different color TurboTwenty for each Key you need.
Hohner Special 20 Reed Plates
A, Ab, B, Bb, C, D, Db, E, Eb, F, G
Choose a standard comb color
Or, Upgrade to a BlueX Lab Anodized Aluminum or Plexiglass comb
Available in 12 different colorful lids
Or, Upgrade to a Designer or an engravable Chrome or Gold Plated TurboLid
TurboHarp currently offers the following Custom Tunings on our TurboTwenty, TurboAX/S20, and our TurboBend BX.
- Natural Minor
- Harmonic Minor
- Paddy Richter
TurboLids are our patented and revolutionary design in custom harmonica cover plates - they are the Harp Cover of the Future! The "futuristic" look sets them apart from all the rest, and provide high quality functionality. TurboLids are ergonomic & airtight in design, have nice smooth edges, and are made from durable poly-carbonate which is virtually unbreakable. TurboLids not only look amazing but they will eliminate all sharp edges and screws that are found on your typical blues harmonica.
The sleek and stylish two-piece housing unit is a stunning custom harmonica with an ergonomic design that helps eliminate hand-cramping. It provides an improved hand-cupping seal to give you better volume, tone, and expression. You can now get those “wah-wah” sound effects like never before. With so many colors and designs to choose from, you can truly show off your own style and unique personality.
- Sleek and stylish two-piece snap on cover plates
- Streamlined form factor – no sharp points or edges anywhere
- Moustache & facial hair friendly!
- Fits your hand ergonomically and improves hand-cupping abilities
- Increases forward sound-projection
- Hypoallergenic and non toxic
- Easily removable for tuning or cleaning
- Available in a wide variety of colors and styles
- Chrome & Gold plated TurboLids are engravable
TurboLid US Patent # 6,291,751
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TurboTwenty Cleaning Instructions
Frequently Asked Questions
All harmonicas aren't shaped the same...We would love if the TurboLid fit all harmonicas, but unfortunately some need adjustments, or won't fit. That's why we are working to increase the list to include all of your favorites, and making modifications where we can.
Hohner Crossover The harmonica is too small. Shims are needed on both the width and the length of the harmonica. We offer a modified version called the TurboCrossover
Hohner Marine Band The harmonica body is not wide enough. A shim is needed to keep the harmonica from slipping out of place. We offer a modified version called the TurboMB
Suzuki Manji The comb is too wide. The width of the harmonica needs to be filed down in order to fit. We offer a modified version called the TurboManji
Suzuki ProMaster The comb is too wide. The width is just 1mm too wide. The width would need to be filed down in order to fit.
Suzuki Olive The harmonica body is too large.
Seydel Blues Session Steel The harmonica body is too large.
Not exactly....as you can imagine, we've had many requests for a Lee Oskar TurboLid. We would definitely consider making one if not for the tremendous cost of tooling. So, we've worked backwards and in a more economic fashion. Dr. Antaki has created a tooling process to trim/grind down LO plates to fit within a comb, so as to fit within the existing TurboLid. The result is the TurboLX.
There are two styles, an old and a new. The TurboLid will fit the old style, but not the new, which is based on the Hohner MS system. You can check yourself by measuring the dimensions of the comb. If it is about 100 mm wide then it will fit. If 104 mm wide, then it will be too big (by 4 mm, surprisingly enough).
Most harmonica players are taught to hold the harmonica (primarily) in the left hand, while some hold it in their right hand and use the left for vibratos, wah-wahs, etc. The Turbolid was designed for players who hold the harp in their left hands. The larger end is intended to go at the bass end. This provides additional resonance to the bass notes and clearance to the 1-reed, thereby reducing buzzing. But the Turbolid can be attached to the harp either way. We have a few satisfied customers who use it "backwards."
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really enjoying the upgraded bluexlabs comb! sweet tone sits between SP 20 and Crossover. Thanks TurboDog for the experience!
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