[Harp-L] First try at tuning (higher).. Advice?
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Iâm going to try my first effort to retune a harp sometime in the next few days.
Iâll be using a piece of paper or manila folder to support the reed and a cut-down emery board as a file to do this to a Low F Manji:
Tune change in half-steps:
Blow: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hole: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Draw: 0 0 0 0 +2 +2 +3 +3 +4 +2
The intended result is a Steve Baker Special holes 1-10.
I guess Iâll start with the 9 draw. Take a little brass at a time off the free end of the reed and keep checking pitch. It is a low harp and it looks like there is extra material for weight a the tip of every draw reed except 10.
I suspect raising the 9 draw a third might be tricky. Also, because the 10 reed has no extra material to remove, I wonder if a scraper might be a better tool for that.
There is a Harbor Freight store in town as well as the usual complement of hardware and building supply stores.
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