[Harp-L] Replacing slide bumpers with metal tubing

Sheltraw macaroni9999@xxxxx
Fri Sep 16 00:45:41 EDT 2016

Hi Winslow 

I am about avoiding the potential clicking by other means external to the slider channel. For the moment I just want to know if reliably decreases slider friction. If I can finder metal sleeves of the correct dimension I will just give it a try. So for I haven't found any.

BTW: I want to start up lessons with you again with emphasis on improving my tone.


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> On Sep 15, 2016, at 12:07 PM, Winslow Yerxa <winslowyerxa at xxxxx> wrote:
> It'd be like like walking around in tap shoes - you'd hear the slide click against the tubing every time you pressed it in - and perhaps on the way out as well.
> Winslow Yerxa
> Producer, the Harmonica Collective
> Author, Harmonica For Dummies, Second Edition: ISBN 978-1-118-88076-0
>             Harmonica Basics For Dummies, ASIN B005KIYPFS
>             Blues Harmonica For Dummies, ISBN 978-1-1182-5269-7
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> Instructor, Jazzschool Community Music School
> President emeritus, SPAH, the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica
> From: Sheltraw <macaroni9999 at xxxxx>
> To: harp-l at xxxxx 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:16 PM
> Subject: [Harp-L] Replacing slide bumpers with metal tubing
> Has anybody tried replacing the rubber bumpers of their chromatic slider system with metal tubing of the same dimensions? Yes, I know that they are there for a bit of a cushioning. I am wondering if there is a noticeable difference in slider friction when metal tubing is used instead.
> Daniel
> Sent from my iPhone

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