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GUEST,DixieTom(guest) 10 Apr 01 - 06:48 PM
Margo 10 Apr 01 - 06:58 PM
catspaw49 10 Apr 01 - 07:03 PM
CarolC 10 Apr 01 - 07:15 PM
Bugsy 11 Apr 01 - 04:50 AM
Dave the Gnome 11 Apr 01 - 10:15 AM
GUEST,Matt_R 11 Apr 01 - 10:18 AM
Les from Hull 11 Apr 01 - 10:22 AM
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Subject: Stuck harmonica reed? DON'T suck!
From: GUEST,DixieTom(guest)
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 06:48 PM

For those seasoned harmonica players among you...there may be yet one more lesson to learn... From my college-student brother who plays harmonica: "I went to math class this morning an then did spanish homework. Then I tooted around on my harmonica for a while and noticed that one hole was not giving a clear tone...I tried to suck all the dust out but it just buzzed a whole bunch. So, I opened up the casing to figure out what was wrong. Couldn't see anything, until I lifted up the reed...and there saw a dried up fly body! The damned thing had crawled in there, died, and dried up. Just to think I was trying my hardest to pull air through that hole! Anyway, after I got over my surprise, I crushed him with a paper clip and got the stuff out and now the harp works fine."


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Subject: RE: BS: Stuck harmonica reed? DON'T suck!
From: Margo
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 06:58 PM

I have the same concerns with my concertina, but fortunately, the reed pan is enclosed and I don't think a fly could get in there. I remember the first time a reed got stuck (it's only happened twice). I was afraid to open the instrument up for fear I'd ruin something. But I did open it, and just gently popped the stuck reed open. Simple.

Margo

(At least the fly wasn't doing the breaststroke)


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Subject: RE: BS: Stuck harmonica reed? DON'T suck!
From: catspaw49
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 07:03 PM

"Taste reminds me of wild hickory nuts."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Stuck harmonica reed? DON'T suck!
From: CarolC
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 07:15 PM

...some parts are edible.

Boy, Spaw. That takes me back a bit...


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Subject: RE: BS: Stuck harmonica reed? DON'T suck!
From: Bugsy
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 04:50 AM

"I have the same concerns with my concertina, but fortunately, the reed pan is enclosed and I don't think a fly could get in there. "

Margo, have you ever noticed thos sealed light covers in bathrooms,toilets etc., that are full of flies??

I can never work out how they get in there either.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: BS: Stuck harmonica reed? DON'T suck!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 10:15 AM

I got my moustache stuck in the slide of a chromatic iron once. Never played one since!

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Stuck harmonica reed? DON'T suck!
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 10:18 AM

Lol Dave! I can tell how many moustache hairs I have had painfully ripped out by my harmonicas!


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Subject: RE: BS: Stuck harmonica reed? DON'T suck!
From: Les from Hull
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 10:22 AM

And there's the ones with wooden bodies that swell up until it's not so much a harmonica, more of a file.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stuck harmonica reed? DON'T suck!
From: GUEST,DixieTom
Date: 12 Apr 01 - 12:33 AM

My brother has a moustash,too, but he never mentioned getting it stuck in his harmonica though.

It was funny just yesterday, I was playing around on my harmonica, thinking about that fly story, and saying to myself: surely there isnt a fly in this one, no chance. I turned it upside down and rapped it on the table.

A tiny, fuzzy, WORM fell out. :o(

not kidding either... Cheers, Dixie


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Subject: RE: BS: Stuck harmonica reed? DON'T suck!
From: CarolC
Date: 12 Apr 01 - 01:19 AM

Could you keep them in plastic ziplock bags when they're not in use (after they've had a chance to dry out) to keep them pesky critters out, or would that do them some kind of harm?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stuck harmonica reed? DON'T suck!
From: GUEST,Dixie
Date: 13 Apr 01 - 07:55 PM

That's a good idea Carol! I'll try that some day. Cheers, Dixie


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