Re: Reedplate Edges

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.

Tim Bennett

Hi there,
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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