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David's Tip of the Day: Harmonica Service Workshops

David Barrett Admin's picture

The chromatic harmonica has more moving parts than a diatonic (slide assembly, wind savers, etc.) and is more prone to needing adjustment now and again. If a reed goes bad on a diatonic harmonica we commonly weigh the cost of sending it out for repair, taking the time to learn how to repair them for ourselves or just buying a new one. Chromatic harmonicas are more of an investment and most chromatic players I know do their own repairs (unlike diatonic players... though more are doing it these days). If you go to and only check "Hohner Videos" you'll find an extensive series of lessons on maintaining and repairing your chromatic harmonica.