Re: [Harp-L] reed slot burrs

Hi Gary

I have some of those strips. I use them to clear reed slots of debris (lint
etc) from time to time. How do you use them to eliminate burrs? Do you need
a magnifier to see the burrs? If so what power lens do you think is needed?
How do I recognize a burr that is causing a small amount of trouble versus
one that is incidental?

Music Cal

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM, Gary Lehmann <gnarlyheman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I have to deal with burrs since I retune harmonicas, and burrs develop
> from that process.
> There are stainless steels strips contained in anti-theft devices that you
> will find when you buy things at stores like Best Buy . . . they look like
> white plastic pods, with black lettering. These shims can be used to clear
> burrs from reeds and reed slots.
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 11:39 AM, Music Cal <macaroni9999@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>> Hi
>> I have heard that sometimes little burrs on the reed slots (and maybe even
>> the reeds) can prevent the reed from oscillating freely and may result in
>> problems ranging from a reed that wont vibrate to reeds which vibrate but
>> with decreased volume or responsiveness. I would like to learn more about
>> this problem and fixing it. What can you tell me about diagnosis and
>> treatment of reed bursitis?

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