Re: [Harp-L] Mouthpiece with too much curve
Nope. Example: Let's say that you fish hooked a reed while working on a harp. The reed is curved like a letter J and the tip sticking straight up into the air. You can 'massage' the reed back to straight BY placing the rounded end of a paper clip under the curve (from the bottom) and stroking it gently back and forth unTIL you blend out the curvature, and the reed is back where it should be.
Ok, same principle. Using the thumb placed right between your first 2 fingers, you can apply pressure to the curvature, and remove excess. Do NOT sand the curvature. That will cause a flat spot THAT, after assembly on the harmonica will lie flat in the center but ARC above the U-channel at holes 3 and 9 and leak air. No, just use finger pressure and KNEAD the mouthpiece curve out.
I kid you knot.
On Sep 4, 2014, at 2:33 PM, Music Cal wrote:
> You're kidding, right?
> On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 8:14 AM, Joseph Leone <3n037@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> You can work out the curve by stroking it between the fingers & thumb. Much like working with sheet metal.
> On Sep 4, 2014, at 12:05 AM, Music Cal wrote:
> > I have an mouthpiece on a chromatic 260 that has too much curve. How would
> > you flatten it a bit?
> > Daniel
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