[Harp-L] XB-40

flyingv8@xxxxx flyingv8@xxxxx
Wed Sep 27 08:55:29 EDT 2017

Thank you for that info Rick! Have you ever tuned the X reeds lower to facilitate bending? What is your experience with that?
---- Rick Epping <rickepping at xxxxx> wrote: 
> Hi Robert,
> If both blow 2 and blow 3 won't bend at all but all other holes are fine,
> it could be a coincidental problem with either their valves or their
> complementary reeds.  If they will bend down a little but not a whole step,
> I would check the seal between the comb and mouthpiece. Any air leakage
> from there can seriously compromise bending.  A document I put together
> describing the procedure I follow to service XB-40s can be accessed here:
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B56Y28n7JwtSeGxCMFh1WERvZVk/view?usp=sharing
> Best regards,
> Rick

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