Suzuki Sub30

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alcanal
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Suzuki Sub30

Post by alcanal » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:42 am

Hi, I inadvertently bent the draw reed plate when I was screwing the harp back together after gapping the reeds, ARRRGGGHHHH! Now air obviously leaks between reeds! What's the best way to flatten the reed plate?

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Brendan
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Re: Suzuki Sub30

Post by Brendan » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:21 am

It's not easy to go back to the original state, but try this:

Remove the reedplate, look along to see where the bend is, put that point on a fulcrum of some kind (a raised edge) and GENTLY apply pressure on both sides in the opposite direction. Keep checking to see when it looks straight again.

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