Five Cent Tuner™
The Five Cent Tuning Tool™ is used to make small changes in pitch to reeds on the blow plate without needing to take the reed plates off the comb. Use it to touch up the tuning of reeds that are only slightly out of tune (by about five cents or less) without messing up the reed shape or gap.
To raise the pitch of a blow reed, support the reed without bending it out of shape as you file from the tip. To lower the pitch, use the Five Cent Tuning tool to peel off brass from the base of the reed with light pressure and maximum precision.
It can be used on Special 20 harmonicas without the need to cut out the comb's "sprues". It’s meant to save you time and effort without sacrificing the quality of your work.
It's made of springy tool steel and works on brass or phosphor bronze reeds like those in all Hohner, Suzuki, Lee Oskar harps. While the scraper end will not work on stainless steel reeds, the Five Cent tuner will be very effective at supporting the blow reeds so that you can raise the pitch with a file without having to take the plates off the comb.
This tool comes with printed instructions and email support is provided with the purchase of these tools.
Use this simple tuning method (click here) to start tuning now. You can tune your harmonica with very high precision using only a simple guitar tuner and your ears!
Here's the Five Cent Tuner being used to tune with precision without needing to take the reed plates apart: