Table of reedplate dimensions?

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Table of reedplate dimensions?

Post by IaNerd » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:14 pm

Can anyone share a table showing, for various makers (e.g. Hohner, Suzuki, LO, Seydel) and notable models (e.g. Manji, MB, Big Six) with each model's reed plate dimensions (e.g. plate L, W, o.c. reed slot pacings, reed slot widths)?

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Re: Table of reedplate dimensions?

Post by karl.nilsson » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:07 am

Interesting question. I could measure a few reedplates I have at home and post here when I have the time. Would be interesting to see which are interchangable.

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Re: Table of reedplate dimensions?

Post by karl.nilsson » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:28 pm

OK, I measured a few harps at home, and here are the results.

I included photos of the disassembled harps on top of a millimeter grid paper (mm hardly visible, cm clearly visible). Could be useful for finding placements of screwholes, cut-outs, rounded corners, or whatever.

This is just a test and an example of a presentation. I realize I should have been more consistent in showing all reedplates and combs from the same side and orientation, to actually see how the screw holes match, or any other pecularities. There are other quality imperfections also, such as brightness, contrast, lining up with the grid...

If anyone find it at all useful I might come up with better presentations later. Other contributions welcome.

First easy to read image, then tabbed text results:

All measurements in mm
reedplate dim.jpg
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Model, Make Power Bender Kongsheng (G)
Length 100.9
Width 27.4
Thickness 1.0
Slot Space center 7.5
Slot Width 1.7-2.2

Model, Make Hohner Pro Harp (=Spec20) MS (A)
Length 102.0
Width 28.0
Thickness 0.95
Slot Space center 7.5
Slot Width 2.0-2.2

Model, Make Hohner Special 20 Progr. (C)
Length 96.8
Width 25.3
Thickness 0.9
Slot Space center 7.5
Slot Width 1.9-2.1

Model, Make Easttop T008K (C)
Length 101.9
Width 27.4
Thickness 1.2
Slot Space center 7.5
Slot Width 2.0-2.2
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Re: Table of reedplate dimensions?

Post by karl.nilsson » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:53 pm

These are better photos of the reedplates:


PowerBender Kongsheng.jpg
PowerBender Kongsheng
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Hohner MS Proharp.jpg
Hohner MS Proharp
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Re: Table of reedplate dimensions?

Post by karl.nilsson » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:57 pm

...and 2 more


Hohner Special 20 Progressive.jpg
Hohner Special 20 Progressive
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Easttop T008K.jpg
Easttop T008K
Easttop T008K.jpg (241.81 KiB) Viewed 36 times

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