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Custom SUB30
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Welcome to the first website devoted exclusively to harmonicas with extra reeds for extended note bending. These extra reeds have been called auxiliary reeds, enabler reeds, sympathetic reeds... But we simply call them X-Reeds.

"We" are Brendan Power and Zombor Kovacs. You can read about us, our history, skills and past crazy harmonica projects on the About Page.

We launched X-Reed.com in December 2012 with the biggest range of options and accessories for a whole new kind of harmonica: The Suzuki SUB30 UltraBend. The world's first commercially-made triple-reed harp, it's a good basic design but out-of-the-box performance is disappointing. Our customised versions fix all the problems and turn the SUB30 into a harp players really love (see the Feedback page).

Six months later we launched our first own-design harp, the 12 hole ChromaBender, the world's first all-bending x-reed harp in Solo Tuning, for chromatic players who want to get bluesy with their familiar harmonica feel and scale layout.

In early December 2013 our second original harp arrived, the 10 hole ExtraBend with the revolutionary X-Reed Z1 Comb - the first 30 reed harp to extend our unique OverValve concept to all 10 holes.

The same month we launched our most radical and exciting harp yet, the X-Reed MB30. Made from two iconic traditional Marine Band harps ingeniously joined together to add 10 extra reeds, it is undoubtedly the most soulful & responsive 30 reed harp ever made.

We have more world-beating, barrier-busting harps in the pipeline, so watch this space!