[Harp-L] opening up covers on Lee Oskar harmonicas?

Leonard Schwartzberg Leonard1@xxxxx
Thu Oct 12 08:46:36 EDT 2017

Hi:   Here's a link to a video showing how to easily remove the coverplates on a Lee Oskar.   Hope this helps.    www.leeoskarquickguide.com/maintenance   Leonard

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From: Harp-L [mailto:harp-l-bounces at xxxxx] On Behalf Of William Lifford
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:39 AM
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Subject: [Harp-L] opening up covers on Lee Oskar harmonicas?

Hi everybody,

I recently got some Lee Oskar harmonic minor parts from Rockin' Ron and am building up some harps.

Normally, I like to open up the coverplates of my harmonicas.   I do it
with a pair of pliers, and to be honest, when I am done it looks like I gave it to a bunch of monkeys at the zoo and let them do it.  There are plier marks everywhere and they look like crud.

I have seen some of you (online, etc.) with opened coverplates that look professionally done, without the covers showing any tool scuffs or dents.
 Therefore, my questions are:

1.  does anyone do an awesome job with opening the covers on Lee Oskars?
my guess is that it mught be a little harder to do, since the covers have some bend lines that are kind of crisp and pronounced; and

2.  if you do this kind of work, how much would it cost me to have you do it (per harp?)

*William Lifford, CP*
*American Board Certified Prosthetist*
*Progressive O&P, Inc.*
1111 Willis Avenue
Albertson, NY 11784

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