Re: [Harp-L] Mouthpiece with too much curve
Hey, it worked. I did not know that the mouthpiece was that pliable.
On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 1:20 PM, Joseph Leone <3n037@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.
> capt. Kid
> 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
>> > you flatten it a bit?
>> > Daniel
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