[Harp-L] Gaskets versus Flat Sanding

Joseph Leone 3n037@xxxxx
Fri Jun 9 13:07:02 EDT 2017

I have rarely had to use a gasket. But when I did they worked beautifully. I have one on a Stan Harper 56 chromatic. As for diatonics, I think it’s less work to do the sanding. 
But in answer to query, yes gaskets are legitimate. 


> On Jun 9, 2017, at 11:05 AM, flyingv8 at xxxxx wrote:
> I have had this question on my mind ever since I started making gaskets for harmonicas. A couple of top notch players/customizers who are proponents of flat sanding have told the me that gaskets are basically worthless. Players continue to buy them from me and have found that they do improve the response and tone of the harp. My question? If flat sanding improves the playability of a harmonica why wouldn't gaskets?
> Thanks to all who have purchased them from me for your support! It is truly appreciated and allows me to continue innovating!
> Dee
> Dee's Finely Tuned Instrumemnts
> Erie,PA.
> www.deesfti.com

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