From: "JP.BROWN" <;J.P.Bro~radford.ac.uk>;
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1995 15:32:38 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Popping valves (Honer 270)

Greetings Harpers!
I have a Honer 270 chromatic harmonica that has been played heavily for
about 6 months. The problem I now have is that some of the valves are
sticking. This makes it difficult to play at low volume because the wind
savers need a fairly hefty blow/suck to make them pop open.

So what can I do?

1/ Throw away the harp and buy a new one (expensive).

2/ Get a professional harp repairer to fit new valves (might be nearly as
expensive as buying a new harmonica).

3/ Fix the valves myself (very tricky?).
Looking at the harp it appears not to be
designed to be repaired, the reed plates are nailed down to the
wooden body and half the valves are on the inside of the instrument
where you can't get at them easily. Also the valves themselves look so
flimsy.

Anybody who has played chromatic harp for any length of time must have had
the same problem. I would be very grateful for any comments or tips on
possible solutions to this.

----- John P. Brown J.P.Bro~radford.ac.uk ----
\ 'Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think' /
--------------------------------------------------


[Previous Message[Next Message]
[Next in Thread]
[Start of Thread][End of Thread]

 

Buy the Book!

I cleaned up my tab for Sonny Boy's Help Me and made it into a short book. There's a Kindle version for 99 cents, and if you buy the paperback you get the Kindle free.

Playing "Help-Me" In the Style of Sonny Boy Williamson II: A step by step, note for note analysis of some of Sonny Boy's Signature Riffs

I also write Science Fiction, so you can sample some of my best stories. Also available in Kindle format.


Error Message Eyes: A Programmer's Guide to the Digital Soul
 

Great Golden Noise Reduction Noise Killer Guitar Effects Pedal true bypass

$26.80
End Date: Tuesday May-21-2019 6:46:52 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $26.80
Buy It Now |
DBX 150X, Type I Noise Reduction, Vintage Unit

$157.50
End Date: Tuesday May-21-2019 7:46:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $157.50
Buy It Now |
DBX 150 Dual Channel Type I Simultaneous encode/decode Noise Reduction

$107.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday May-21-2019 9:10:46 PDT
Bid now |
Vintage Concord DBA-9 Dolby System Noise Reduction Unit Made In Japan

$15.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday May-21-2019 9:23:32 PDT
Bid now |
TEAC AN-180 Noise Reduction Unit Vintage Powers On

$72.00
End Date: Tuesday May-21-2019 9:51:17 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $72.00
Buy It Now |

 

The JT30 Page Popular links

I began collecting data about the microphones used by blue harp players before there was an internet. I began organizing it into JT30.com in the late 1990s. I accumulated more stuff than I remember. This is some of it.

Street Theory

A Harp Player’s Guide to Music Theory

Learning Harp

Picking Up Blues Harp

A guide to learning to play Blues Harp

Microphone Information

Usenet Articles


Harp Amps

I've been collecting Harp Amps for a while. This is the old Harpamps.com website. There is lots of information here. Here a coupld of links.


Harp Tab

A collection of songs and riffs that I’ve worked out over the years, plus some libraries of stuff I’ve converted to tablature. I’ve included most of the notes and instructions that helped me when I was learning to play blues harmonica.

Basic Riffs Simple harp tabs for songs Blues riffs and phrases.

Harp-L Archives 1992 to 2002


1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

Harp Frequently Asked Questions