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 Re: Help! Is my brand new first time harmonica ruined?
Aug-22-05 10:02pm  [ re: didj3 ]

didj3, pcguyiv told you correctly. The swelling is caused from moisture getting into your harp and soaking into the wooden comb. (comb, thats the part in between the two brass reed plates). What ever you do make sure when your through playing your harps (and even in between songs) you shake or tap out as much of the moisture as possible by holding the harp holes down and tapping it onto the palm of your hand, or the upper part of your leg. Then lay it somewhere so it can dry out completely before putting it back in its box.

Now since you like the Marine Bands I would suggest you getting a Special 20 (even if you have to wait for the dealer to order it), you see a Special 20 is a Marine Band but with a plastic comb. The plastic comb will not swell up on you. And trust me, the Special 20 feels a whole lot better in your mouth then a Marine Band or Blues Harp. I have played all of the above harps. I used to play mostly Blues Harps (and the little Vest Pockets) but now prefer the Special 20 due to them having the plastic combs.

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 Help! Is my brand new first time harmonica ruined? didj3 Aug-22-05 6:59pm
     Re: Help! Is my brand new first time harmonica ruined? pcguyiv Aug-22-05 8:13pm
         Re: Help! Is my brand new first time harmonica ruined? didj3 Aug-22-05 9:35pm
             Re: Help! Is my brand new first time harmonica ruined? Franky Aug-22-05 9:59pm
             Re: Help! Is my brand new first time harmonica ruined? bear Aug-22-05 10:02pm
                 Re: Help! Is my brand new first time harmonica ruined? McLaren Aug-22-05 11:57pm
                     Re: Help! Is my brand new first time harmonica ruined? pcguyiv Aug-23-05 12:35am
                         Re: Help! Is my brand new first time harmonica ruined? didj3 Aug-23-05 2:02am
                             Re: Help! Is my brand new first time harmonica ruined? bear Aug-23-05 3:13am
                                 Re: Help! Is my brand new first time harmonica ruined? pcguyiv Aug-23-05 4:40pm
                                     Re: Help! Is my brand new first time harmonica ruined? didj3 Aug-23-05 4:46pm
                                         Re: Help! Is my brand new first time harmonica ruined? bear Aug-23-05 7:10pm
                                             Re: Help! Is my brand new first time harmonica ruined? pcguyiv Aug-23-05 8:35pm
             Re: Help! Is my brand new first time harmonica ruined? pcguyiv Aug-22-05 10:12pm

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