Quick customizing for the diatonic harmonica player (Videos on USB)
COMING SOON! I am aiming to release this in the next few weeks!
This is a new collection of quick videos made for the reluctant customizer.
These videos are for players who HATE to work on their harps and learn best from a "show me how it's done" approach.
Every harp player should know about repairs and upgrades. These two-to-three minute videos will help you get the most out of your harps in the very least amount of time so that you can get back to playing.
1- Break in and break open - What does it mean to "break in" a new harmonica? How to take apart and put back together a harmonica. What's a reed wrench and how do I use it?
2- The Assessment - What makes a great harmonica great? You can't fix what you can't see: Is there a way to measure how great a harp is? Yes.
3- Flattening the draw reed plate - This is the simplest and quickest way to give any harmonica a powerful boost.
4- Flattening the blow reed plate - Let's solve this mystery: How do you do it if the reeds are in the way?
5- A flat comb - Make all the parts of the harmonica become one for best tone and performance. Smooth and shiny doesn't mean flat. You can skip this step by getting one of my Dark combs™.
6- Correcting factory defects - These defects make you work against yourself. Once you learn to find these problems, you will save HOURS of frustration by eliminating them right off the bat.
7- Simple reed work and gapping - Gapping sometimes doesn't help enough. Go a little beyond gapping: Don't just gap the tip of the reed.
8- Better reed work - What does it take to get peak performance from a reed?
9- Embossing and chamfering - Why (and why not) to do this?...
10- Reed replacement - You can do this. And once you master it, it's a whole new ballgame!
11- Tuning - Spend a few minutes and take full advantage of what the instrument offers. Harmony is power. Your audience knows when your harp is out of tune.
12- Better tuning - This is how the pros do it. Tune with accuracy that will last.
- Apply the ideas in these videos and you will save money by upgrading and repairing the harps you already own instead of having to buy new ones.
- Unlock the hidden potential in your harps and make playing more FUN. In many cases, the improved response, tone and pleasure from your instrument will help you become a better player.
- You will get answers to any questions you may have around the topics in these videos. Support is included, ask me personally.
Help documents and charts are included. These videos are on a USB drive.
Une version en français est disponible.