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

Hi Phyllis,

Thanks for your comment. I think what you referring to is Copper oxidation.
I'd assume if normal brass plates doesn't stain your lips and tongue so
won't the combs? Also I think these combs might of made by copper alloys as
they are cheaper.

Bluemoon makes brass combs as well, they looks very similar to what I saw.



2015-10-30 0:15 GMT+11:00 <Phyllis731@xxxxxxx>:

> 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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