Re: [Harp-L] Repair problem Mystery?

Thank you guys,
Winslow tried that, it not there when the covers are off...
Michael Rubin suggests:
...Let's say you have 3 blow plates, call them BA, BB and BC and 3 draw plates, call them DA, DB and DC. Start with BA and put in DA. If it still has the problem, put in DB. Still has the problem, put in DC. Still has a problem? You've got problems. But if one works, then start with BB and put in the remaining two plates one at a time, hopefully it is just a matter of right plate combinations. One other thing. If you hold your harps almost completely sealed off from air, the problem you are describing occurs. Try lightening your grip. Good luck!...
Will try this...
On 12 Apr 2012, at 17:46, Winslow Yerxa wrote:

> Are your hands enclosed around the harmonica when the B reed sounds in response to an exhaled breath in the middle register?
> If so, perhaps you are experiencing air recirculation, where the only source of air to sound a reed must come through open holes in the harmonica, thereby sounding the reeds that would normally sound on the opposite breath.
> Try playing the notes while holding the harmonica by the ends with your fingertips. if the problem goes away, then I'm right. if not, then in the words of Emily Litella, never mind . . . .
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> From: Cathal Johnson Harmonicas <cathaljohnson@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx 
> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 8:45 AM
> Subject: [Harp-L] Repair problem Mystery?
> Dear Harp L,
> I got 4 special 20s all in the key of A major and all needing a reed on the
> blow 5. So I opened them all up and replaced the reeds all at once, I then
> cleaned them in an ultra sonic cleaner combs and all and reassembled them.
> Reed plates and combs got mixed up but as they were all the same key and
> model I though would not matter!
> But on assembling them however, there is a fault. When I blow reeds 5,6 or
> 7, the B note on hole 1 draw sounds off at the same time!!?? There seems to
> be an air leak that escapes down into this hole and activate the B reed,
> but I can’t find it or figure it out? I dabbed Vaseline on to comb try and
> seal to no avail!!?? It only sounds/happens when the covers are on.
> Is it because I mixed them up I am thinking now?
> Do anybody have any idea what or how I can fix this problem or what could
> be going??
> They belong to a customer and I am afraid I won’t be able to fix them
> properly now, having replaced the broken reeds successfully, this is the
> first time this has happened. I think it is because they got jumbled up. I
> thought that would not have mattered as they are all the same though…???
> Any feedback is greatly appreciated!!
> Regards,
> -- 
> Cathal Johnson

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