Re: [Harp-L] Copper/Stainless Steel Combs for Marine Band and Golden Melody

I would think copper comb might turn your lips blue when wetted...isn't  
that what copper does?  Have never heard of a copper comb and don't think  I'd 
want to try it.
Blues Girl Phyllis
Isn't it wonderful the  way the world holds both the deeply serious, and 
the unexpectedly  mirthful?

In a message dated 10/28/2015 11:55:52 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
bad_hat@xxxxxxxx writes:

I don't  miss the weight of metal combed harmonicas.  Regarding the 
sound, the  reed work and the cover plate shapes are the large influence 
on harmonica  sounds.  What was nice about metal combs is that they were 
very flat  and the reed plates mounted with no air leakage.  There are 
now other  technologies that achieve similar air tight reed plate 
mountings and they  weigh less and also are less expensive.

I would think that copper might  be vulnerable to distortion, it's quite 
deformable and I'd also wonder  about it's machine-ability.  I've never 
seen a copper comb.   fjm

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