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Kevin Baker

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Super 64 comb
« on: September 16, 2018, 09:37:04 AM »
I'm working on a Super 64 that is about 25 years old and I have it tuned, reeds set, new windsavers where needed. The problem is the top plate plays perfect and the bottom plate is very airy? I've taken it apart three times and looked closely to make sure I'm not doing anything wrong, but? The mouthpiece is on correctly it isn't that. I think the comb is messed up on the bottom of the harp and may have always been that way. Has anyone ever had this happen to them? More importantly where is the place to buy a new comb for it?

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Re: Super 64 comb
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 09:53:46 AM »

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Re: Super 64 comb
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 11:13:27 AM »
Don't know where you're based , but if UK, try John Cook who's a Hohner specialist. He has some great vids on YT too.

http://www.johncookharmonicas.com/chromatic-spares

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Re: Super 64 comb
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2018, 11:24:00 AM »
I live in the US. It's a nightmare trying to deal Hohner USA. It's so bad I won't even try! The guy that owns the harp I'm working on is 72 years old. So I'd like to get a comb as fast as possible.

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Re: Super 64 comb
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2018, 11:38:09 AM »
That’s a real shame Kevin. I’m sure there will be someone here that can help you . Thanks to Laina though, that’s a resource that I will certainly end up making use of.

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Re: Super 64 comb
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2018, 02:24:03 PM »
Try removing the reedplate, flat-sanding the comb, inspect for broken slot dividers, check the reedplate for burrs around the screw holes.

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Re: Super 64 comb
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2018, 01:29:13 PM »
If I have a leaky 270 comb what I do is to go into a very dark room and shine a LED flashlight into a chamber and look for light leaks into the opposite chamber. Also shine the light at the back of the comb looking for leaks or shine into the chambers looking for light leaks at back of the comb.

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Re: Super 64 comb
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2018, 06:14:51 PM »
Yeah, and if you "see da light" flat sanding will usually make a tremendous difference, providing you get the nails tight or replace them with screws. The 270 is still a great sounding axe. Yeah, they have their quirks BUT I don't believe anything can match the sound of a nice tight 270.

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Re: Super 64 comb
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2018, 10:49:49 PM »
Yeah, and if you "see da light" flat sanding will usually make a tremendous difference, providing you get the nails tight or replace them with screws. The 270 is still a great sounding axe. Yeah, they have their quirks BUT I don't believe anything can match the sound of a nice tight 270.
Unless it's a CX 12 <ducks>.  ;D

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Re: Super 64 comb
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2019, 03:34:08 PM »
Okay here is a possible solution,

I am a Hohner OEM parts distributor in the UK so getting you the part as a stock part is not an issue at all. I also produce an upgraded comb for the pre 2017 post 1960's 280/64/super 64 comb that is ramped. I also have no issue shipping international as the majority of my business is such. If i am able to help let me know.

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