Reed Replacement Kit
"You don't need to throw away a harmonica because of a blown reed."
- Stainless steel reed replacement screws with Phillips head (35 screws)
- M1.4 tap and pin vise
- 3/64" drill bit
- Reed removal spine
- Hardened and tempered O1 steel reed removal pin
- Flattening pin
You will need some extra items. These items are so common that I chose not to include them in the kit to keep the cost down. They are easily found at a hardware store for less than a total of $10.
Items you will need (not included):
- Small Phillips head screwdriver
- flush cutting pliers
- A brick or a small anvil. (Or something else that's flat and heavy.)
- Flat sanding surface (a flat board and a sheet of 220 grit sandpaper - the same thing as in preparing a reed plate for a flat comb) and a little extra sandpaper.
- 1/16", 5/64" and 3/32" drill bit
- small hammer
- A reed wrench (you won't find this in a hardware store... Click below to add one to the kit.)
- New reeds. You can scavenge a new reed from another reed plate or contact Hohner or Seydel and buy individual reeds from them.
Recommended items (not included)
- drill press (for Suzuki harmonicas)
For instructions, see:
New Flattening Pin Design: The square flattening pin shown in the instructions has been replaced with a round pin with two different ends.
One end is to be used to flatten reeds and reed plates and the other is struck with the hammer. The flattening end has been hardened and tempered.