[Harp-L] Sticking reeds

Vern jevern@xxxxx
Fri Jan 5 14:29:52 EST 2018

The filing referred to in the preceding posts is to the sides of the reeds, not the top or bottom.  If overdone, such filing has the potential to increase  the clearance in the slot and thus air leakage but not the pitch of the reeds.


> On Jan 4, 2018, at 11:48 AM, Ken H in Ohio <airmojoken at xxxxx> wrote:
> Maybe the reeds are gapped too close and/or need cleaning... I would
> clean the reed plates, and check the gaps.
> I wouldn't do any filing unless the reed is out of tune.
> Ken H in OH
> On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 12:14 PM, Bob Loomis via Harp-L
> <harp-l at xxxxx> wrote:
>> Any advice on how to avoid jamming reeds? I am playing quite a bit of harp again these days (YAY!) in our band The UnConcord and I often have this problem, especially on the G and C harps (probably because I used them more), usually hole 4 draws, but occasionally others, usually on draws. Am I blowing/drawing too hard? Do they need filing? Other suggestions welcome and TIA.
>> Bob LoomisConcord CA

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