Posted by Patrick J. McKenna on October 19, 2002 at 21:17:08:
In Reply to: Harmonica holder for dummies? posted by Patrick LeBoutillier on October 19, 2002 at 14:03:41:
: Hi all,
: I just bought a Hohner harmonica holder (model 154)
: and I can't seem to figure out what those 2 little
: metal 'thingies' in front are supposed to do.
: I use the holder with a Lee Oskar major diatonic.
: Will this holder do for this type of harp?
: It seems to me the 'thingies' they should be in
: back to keep the harp from sliding out if you
: lean to hard into it. Or maybe I'm using the
: holder upside down...
: Any help appreciated...
If we are thinking about the same type of harmonica holder, those two little metal "thingies" help to keep your harmonica from falling out.
I certainly wouldn't want to play a harmonica that just fell on the floor (unless I personally disinfected it).
My guess is that your harmonica holder was made in Taiwan, has the model number (on the wrapper) of AHS-11, has a lower half (with the hinges and the part that rests on your collar bone and around the back of your neck) that should be bent at the opposite angle (so that you don't have to reach down to play the harmonica), and that you're using it backwards.
Personally, I like the old and cheap harmonica holder, which I recall, sold for @$5.00.
Wishing you success on your endeavors,
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