Maintenance & Tuning

The chart below outlines some of the common tuning and maintenance problems associated with both diatonic and chromatic harmonicas and then the fixes. The first section of the chart deals with reed offsets. This is also referred to as "gapping". The second section deals with tuning.

Detailed instructions and the tools necessary for most repairs and maintenance come complete in the Lee Oskar Repair & Maintenance Kit, available from Norman's Harmonica Centre. This repair kit is useful for all makes of harmonicas. This chart below is a copy of the manual that comes with the Lee Oskar Repair & Maintenance Kit and is supplied courtesy of Lee Oskar Enterprises.

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Today we’re going to learn "Juke" by Little Walter, probably his best known song, which he used to play as the opening theme song when he played in the Muddy Waters Band. - Complete lesson with MP3s

Your Questiuons Answered
Can I tune up my Harmonica?
The simple answer is yes. If your Harmonica goes out of tune slightly you can re-tune it using a small screw driver, a set of feeler gauges and a metal nail file. Read how to do it in the Maintenance & Tuning section.

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