[Harp-L] Replacing reeds

Rick Dempster rickdempster33@xxxxx
Mon Sep 14 23:25:36 EDT 2020

        you say if the reed is higher, not to use it. I prefer to lower the
pitch of a reed than
sharpen it. To sharpen, I have to remove metal; to flatten, I add, which I
much prefer.
       Can you explain your reasons for this approach?

On Tue, 15 Sep 2020 at 03:48, JOSEPH LEONE <3n037 at xxxxx> wrote:

> Reeds will usually fit OR be very close. 'IF' the reed is too WIDE you can
> file the sides down using a sanding wand. If too long you can trim the tip.
> Then you will have to re-tune it.
> If the reed is too narrow or short, you shouldn't use it. If the reed is
> lower than the pitch you need, you can use it. If the reed is higher, you
> shouldn't.
> I have used Hering reeds in Hohners, and vice versa. Even diatonic reeds
> in chromatics. When you get really good, you can even make a reed from a
> razor blade. lolol.
> smokey joe & the Cafes.
> > On 09/14/2020 11:30 AM brian irving <coolblues64 at xxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Are the individual reeds interchangeable between brands?  For example,
> will a 5 draw reed from a Hohner Special 20 fit a 5 draw reed from a Suzuki
> Manji (e.g. both C harps)?
> >
> > Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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