My dad just bought me a new blues harp. It's a Lee Oskar, key of A. Really nice harp, I gotta say.
For reference, this is the one I was working with before I got the Lee Oskar:
And it was free. Didn't last too long, I wore out the reeds quickly, the left bolt fell off, and the outside became really tarnished. The thing is basically fubar at this point.
A is really great key, though. It lends the harp a really full, deep tone. Very good blues sound, in other words, and perfect for E blues, which about half of blues is anyway. But yeah, the new Lee Oskar doesn't leak at all, in fact, it's taken some getting used to because I got used to putting more air pressure into the old Bluesband and it was overblowing the Lee Oskar. It takes almost no air to get the reeds to sound on the Lee Oskar in comparison. The sound is really clean and full comapred to buzzy, bright, and hissy (from air leaking) on the Bluesband.
Overall, it's a great harp to learn on and I'm looking forward to getting better on it.