[Harp-L] Saxony spring
Mon Oct 16 19:48:37 EDT 2017
There isn’t a whole lot I CAN say. If the spring you’re replacing has a definite ‘shape’ to it, I would duplicate that shape. So if straight legs, leave the spring replacement straight. If there is a slight bend
duplicate that bend.
Now here’s the oddity. This is solely from me. I like to think of the spring at FULL compression. Then..if the spring end is going through the hole at ANY sort of angle, I will bend the spring leg so that it goes through the hole
PERFECTLY vertical AT full compression. Such as when the slide is activated all the way. Because I feel it is at that point where the most pressure is put on the spring and that is where an OFF angled spring will put too much pressure on the top & bottom EDGES of the slide hole. And this, in return, will wear the slide hole into an oval due to sawing motion.
Sawing motion? is only a problem when the spring is raw steel or even cadmium plated. A chromed spring does no damage. Damage? unless you use the slide a God awful amount (such as always playing in keys that require a lot of slide movements), a spring should last forever. BUT if a spring is wound against the grain to begin with, it can shear. Leaving you with 2 pieces that look for all the world like fish hooks. There is no way for me to tell if a person has loaded wire into a spring winding machine against the grain unless I use a microscope and can see striations on the wire. Striations are caused by the die. It is possible for a batch of wire to have been wound wrong. And no one would notice.
> Smokey Joe
> I think you may have mentioned to me that you put a dog-leg in your chromatic slider springs. Talk to me about that, would ya?
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On May 4, 2017, at 5:13 PM, Leonard Schwartzberg <leonard1 at xxxxx> wrote:
>> The smooth part of the bolt/screw above the threads is called the body or shank. It is measured and specified from the bottom of the head to the start of the threads or to the start of the transition to threads. You would then specify the length of the thread. Obviously, specify the type of thread as Sheltraw wrote earlier. Leonard
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>> From: Harp-L [mailto:harp-l-bounces at xxxxx] On Behalf Of Joseph Leone
>> Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 7:40 PM
>> To: Gary Lehmann
>> Cc: harp-l
>> Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Saxony spring
>>> On May 4, 2017, at 7:02 PM, Gary Lehmann <gnarlyheman at xxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hey Joe, thanks for the name check.
>> You’re welcome. You are a great technician after all.
>>> Harmonica companies are businesses. They are not groups of artists.
>> Pretty much what I was saying. And for a harmonica company to hire me as an advisor, they may not be able to handle my $30,515.92 per year fee. lolol and more lolol
>>> I am proud to be associated with Suzuki Japan, the company I work for sells their products. They make some very artistic harmonicas!
>> I don’t have much experience with Suzis. But what I do have is good. I would buy one except that I am literally swimming in Herings, Hohners & Seydels. So you SHOULD be proud. I know I would be.
>> Jose di los quarto de Mayo
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