Re: Reedplate Edges
- Subject: Re: Reedplate Edges
- From: "G." <gigs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 01:23:56 +1200
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 05:49:47 -0500
From: "Tim Bennett" <timbennett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Reedplate Edges
How would I go about smoothing reedplate edges?
I am thinking specifically about the Hohner MS Blues Harp, but other models
have this problem.
For this I use various grades of Wet & Dry paper (found in the sandpaper section
of hardware stores, intended for metal paintwork prepartion, etc - its
black/grey) for what you're talking about 600 grit to 1200 grit will do fine.
I use Autosol metal polish to finish the job. If you have a hobby rotary tool
this makes for lighter/faster work with a rubber bit or polishing attachment.
I have found the MS series reedplates & comb edges quite rough on the mouth, but
you only need to polish them up once to make them nice and comfortable. I still
prefer "handmade"/Classic models to MS overall, although I'm starting to change
my mind about the MS MeisterKlass...
if the "handmade" MK was still in production I'd stick with it.
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