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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2010-11-03T06:10:47+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=13&t=11395 2010-11-03T06:10:47+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11395&p=107649#p107649 <![CDATA[Re: Cleaning a harp]]>
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Statistics: Posted by OldWailer — Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:10 am


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2010-10-10T16:27:23+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11395&p=107340#p107340 <![CDATA[Re: Cleaning a harp]]>
personally, i guess i am sometimes a "wet" player, so when saliva dries onto reeds for long enough, it will flatten the reed's pitch. noticeably. for a long time i just set those harps aside, not realizing that a good cleanup would put them back in tune.

in a pinch i will use warm water, gently running it into the harp. letting it sit a minute and then tapping the water out. care must be taken to get ALL the water out or you risk damaging a reed!

if you carry a harp in your pocket with no case you are asking for problems. single harps belong in a box or pouch, multiple harps in a gig case. protected from lint and all the other foreign object that will find their way into a harp. when i was a little kid, after my gramps had passed, i was snooping in an end table drawer and ran across 3 or 4 old hohner chromatics- all with hearing aid batteries stuck under the covers! of course the acid in the batteries had ruined the reed plates. i always remembered that and never just stuck a harp in a drawer or pocket without protecting it.

Statistics: Posted by jbone1 — Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:27 pm


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2010-10-09T17:51:57+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11395&p=107324#p107324 <![CDATA[Re: Cleaning a harp]]>

Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:51 pm


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2010-10-09T17:06:12+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11395&p=107323#p107323 <![CDATA[Re: Cleaning a harp]]>
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Statistics: Posted by bottleneck — Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:06 pm


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2010-10-09T14:52:30+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11395&p=107313#p107313 <![CDATA[Re: Cleaning a harp]]>
I've always thought that plastic combed harps might be more sanitary than unsealed wood combs. Sealed wood combs might be a different story.

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2010-10-09T04:42:04+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11395&p=107311#p107311 <![CDATA[Cleaning a harp]]> Statistics: Posted by Pastor Harmonica — Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:42 am


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