Harmo Pocket Tool for harmonicas
Harmonica repair tool 12 in 1. All the tools you need to repair and service your harmonica in your pocket.
The Harmo tool consists of 12 tools attached to a utility handle that makes it a breeze to carry around.
For a free video lesson about how to use the tool please go to www.harmonicaschool.com under Technique.
You can also very easily unscrew the tool and use the tools freely.
If you have a dedicated desk it could actually even be more convenient this way.
Here is the list of tools and their original intended purpose
1 – Philips hex screwdriver: Compatible with almost all the harmonica models on the market, that's the type we mainly use for Harmo harmonicas such as the Polar, Torpedo, and Custom models inside and outside screws. Even though reed-plate screws are typically smaller this screwdriver will work with both cover and reed-plate screws.
2 – flat head screwdriver: Great for any flat type screw as found in many classic German harmonica models and chromatic harmonicas.
3- File: Mostly used to re-tune reeds. File the top of the reed to make the pitch higher file the bottom to make it go lower. If your 5 draw is too low, file the top towards the tip until it reaches the desired pitch.
4 - Embossing and File tool: The side of this tool is sharp. This file can be used to emboss the tip or sides of the reed slot but can also be used to re-tune a reed as the other file provided does. They both offer a different angle so you would use this one or the other depending on your needs.
5 – Reed wrench Nb 3: Compatible with Hohner
6 - Reed wrench Nb 2: Compatible with Suzuki and Tombo
7– Reed wrench Nb 3: Compatible with the oldest Seydel and Harmo reeds
The reed wrench tool is used when you need to re-center a reed use it carefully as a tiny amount of twist can throw the reed out of center and then that reed will not play at all. Very often it takes a couple of trial and error moves to get the reed back to its center.
8 – The slim tip with a round spot type of tool is what we use to apply wax. It can also be used to work on the reed.
9: Thick shim. We typically use these to support a reed when shaping or tuning it to prevent it from moving in the wrong direction and offer support while working on it.
10 and 11: Light Shim. These can be useful to reopen a space between the reed and the reed plate. If a reed gets too close to the edge it might start creating unwanted noises, rattle, or rub against the reed plate. By inserting vertically a light shim in between the reed and the reed plate (usually on one side) and moving it up and down a couple of times you can win some space back. It can also be used to slightly recenter the reed.
12 – Tip tool: Used to manipulate the reed in various ways mostly to adjust gaps. A gap is the space between the reed and the reed plate. If the reed is too close from the reed plate (no gap or very small gap) the reed will not produce a sound. If the reed is too far from the reed plate it usually means too much air is wasted and leaking. Adjusting the gap is something everybody should be able to do in order to customize the way each reed responds.
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Even though I have put together a collection of tools over the years that I keep in a dedicated tool chest with a drawer full of tools, I decided to purchase the Harmo Pocket Tool that I can keep in any one of my harmonica cases, just in case I need it, and easily accessible.
Great tool to repair my harmonica collection! I already salvaged 3 Hohners and 1 Seydel.
Really great value and a lot of useful tools for half the price of other kits
product is great. I learned a lot from this DVD and I got the tool too