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Offline Gatty1010

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Windsaver - cutting to size
« on: June 20, 2022, 12:13:26 PM »
I have Hohner windsaver pack. The 14 no (used for 6th hole) is exhausted. Very few left in 13 and 15 nos. I have plenty left for lower octaves. I checked with Hohner, they sell only the complete pack and not individual sizes.

Question - can I cut to size the longer ones from lower octave. 20 - 22 would never be used as I play 12 hole harmonicas as on date. Has anyone already tried this and did this work well? Any special care while cutting these to suit the needed size? If it does work, I can avoid placing order for the full pack with Hohner...
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Re: Windsaver - cutting to size
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2022, 12:24:36 PM »
Cut carefully to match the usual length (both layers) and there should be no problem.

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Re: Windsaver - cutting to size
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2022, 01:18:22 PM »
Great..
Let me try then.. I may need to waste couple of windsavers while I try out cutting to exact size... wouldn't mind if I can manage with this ;D
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Re: Windsaver - cutting to size
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2022, 06:54:08 AM »
Yes, I've done that.
No problem.
Even trimmed the top layer a bit shorter to create a valve as close as possible to the "real" one.
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Re: Windsaver - cutting to size
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2022, 08:03:36 PM »
I cut all mine just short enough to see a few thousandths of an inch of air space at the business end of the reed slot. Werx 4 me! ;D ;D

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Re: Windsaver - cutting to size
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2022, 10:36:44 PM »
Yes, I've done that.
No problem.
Even trimmed the top layer a bit shorter to create a valve as close as possible to the "real" one.

That’s the way to do it!  You can always cut it shorter, so take your time.