Posted by james on September 27, 2002 at 16:09:19:
In Reply to: Re: Wood or plastic ? posted by Patrick J. McKenna on September 24, 2002 at 22:24:00:
: : Do not, repeat not, ever soak any harmonica.
: : You now have to buy a new one or two and start again. Whoever told you to do that was totally wrong!They need to be as dry and airtight as possible.
: : Keep on blowin'
: : Nick
: Hey Guys,
: A long time ago, I was somehow fed...or more appropriately...poisoned with the idea that some of the blues viruosos soak their harmonicas. I do not remember the source of this misinformation, but it is responsible for the ruin of some of my old Blues Harp and Marine Band Harmonicas.
: Perhaps this "advise" was given by some player who wanted to dominate center stage and frustrate and discourage any competition.
: Bottom line to the excellent advice already given: Do NOT soak your harmonicas.
: And be a good sport...don't advise your competitors to soak their harmonicas either.
: Wishing you success in your endeavors,
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