|Acquisition of a Spiral Harmonica||→ ↑|
Until the end of 2010 I recommended the Harponline Service System to tune and repair your harps or change the layout. Regrettably Harponline closed by now. Harponline also was the only place I knew where you could order single reeds. I hope that the → Hohner CSHOP will come up with a comparable system soon - so watch the CSHOP.
|Scheme of Retuning||→ Top of Page|
|Scheme of Retuning|
The scheme describes the retuning of a Richter harp in F low (named after hole 1 blow) into a spiral standard in A natural minor (named after hole 1 draw).
The scheme is applicable on all keys:The retuning of holes 1,2,3 blow and 1 draw is no problem, and the half step changes in holes 5 and 7 are easy to tune as well. The 6 highest reeds should be replaced though because otherwise the reed material gets too weak and breaks easily.
The expenditure of time of such a retuning and reed changing with the right tools is about 2 hours.
|Example for reeds attached with screws and nuts done the Harponline Service System way:||→ Top of Page|