[Harp-L] How often should I clean my harmonica?

Robert Hale robert@xxxxx
Wed Oct 19 16:54:15 EDT 2016

I have not used an ultrasonic cleaner.

   1. I lay all the harps in a sink of tepid water.
   2. Let sit and soak 20 min
   3. Swish and rinse in fresh water to get the floating crud away from the
   4. Lay them holes up to air dry (or play them, or use canned air if you
   are in a hurry)

Robert Hale
Serious Honkage in Arizona

On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 1:40 PM, Bob Marsolais <bob at xxxxx> wrote:

> I'm a newbie to the harmonica and I tend to slobber a lot into my harp
> while I practice.  I tap my harp on my knee several times after each use,
> but I'm sure its not pristine after tapping.  My 4 harps are either Lee
> Oskar or Seydels  and have plastic combs. How often should I clean them.
> I'm thinking of getting an ultrasonic cleaner to minimize risk to the
> reeds, but what liquid should I use?  Any thoughts would be appreciated.
> Thanks, Bob

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