RE: [Harp-L] Lee Oskars v. Marine Bands - the "breaking in" debate

> Someone wrote:
> As a beginner I found the LO's to be stiff and required a lot of wind but as the harps broke in and I acquired the skills necessary to take advantage of them.....
> I forget -- wasn't it determined here on Harp-L that scientific evidence shows that breaking in metal reeds is a myth? Perhaps breaking in only consists of the beneficial affect of accumulated dead skin cell gunk that seals air leakage. If memory serves me correctly, doesn't one of our esteemed harp-L members have a standing offer of $1000 to anyone who can prove otherwise? ;)
> ron

Heheh. I think there's a lot to be said for that old chestnut which says you don't break in a harmonica - it breaks you in.
Steve Shaw  		 	   		  

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