I started playing harmonica about 6 months ago, on a Hohner Marine Band. I quickly learned to play clean, single notes, and draw bends have become second nature (I'm starting to integrate blow bends, but it's still hard) - anyway so I love my Marine Band harps, but I don't like that they're nailed, I fear to break them whenever I take them apart... and I play them a lot so I have to, otherwise the reeds end up getting stuck.
So I recently got myself a screwed-cover Hohner MS-Series Blues Harp, key of A (got a Marine Band in A as well, and a C, and a Bb... all with excellent responsiveness), and I quickly noticed that there's a huge difference in how responsive holes 2 and 3 are (esp. draw notes). The instrument is essentially the same price as a Marine Band, but it feels like it's losing air, and bending is much harder.
Is it because of the model (i.e. it's inherently different and I need to re-learn some techniques /will adapt eventually)?
Or I was just unlucky and got an leaky instrument out of the box?
If so, is there any way I can fix this and get it as responsive as a Marine Band?