Tools for reed replacement

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Mat
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Tools for reed replacement

Post by Mat » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:10 pm

Hello,
I have a Powerbender A harp with a dead reed. Could anybody tell me the tools I need to replace it?
Thanks in advance.

Mat

Lizzy
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Re: Tools for reed replacement

Post by Lizzy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:18 pm

You dont mention the brand on your harmonica and also if you prefer rivet or screw to attach the new reed but here are two links, but there is also other customizers who have tools for this. Or you can make them yourself but you need to know how and how to put a new reed in.

http://harp.andrewzajac.ca/Tools

https://www.seydel1847.de/epages/Seydel ... ment/Tools

Mat
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Re: Tools for reed replacement

Post by Mat » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:25 am

Thanks for the reply - I have a PowerBender and it's one of Brendan's own brand harps. I thought I would replace the reed as it was before, which I think is screwed but I'm not sure. If I get a wrench I just want to make sure I get the correct size.

Lizzy
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Re: Tools for reed replacement

Post by Lizzy » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:39 am

I dont have any experience of Brendans own brands. They could also be welded. Either way, Brendan is the only one who can tell you about replacement reeds and how to change them.

Paris
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Re: Tools for reed replacement

Post by Paris » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:36 pm

Brendans own brand harps (orange comb) are welded reeds. You will need a reed wrench, proper size drill bits, drill tap, replacement screws or self tapping screws. Either a drill press or pencil vise. AND of course, the right sized replacement reed.

Here is a step by step Brendan video on suzuki welded reeds but the steps are identical.

https://youtu.be/kChMKU7LEVo

Mat
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Re: Tools for reed replacement

Post by Mat » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:31 pm

Thanks very much for the informative reply!

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