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Offline George Miklas

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Harmonetta Gaskets
« on: August 19, 2018, 11:38:07 AM »
If you are a Do-It-Yourselfer and are going to take on the tuning and servicing of the reed plates on your Hohner Harmonetta, then this is for you!

it is high grade compressed gasket material that is 0.4mm thick I believe. Oil and moisture resistant.

The Harmonetta has two gaskets on the inside to keep everything sealed for the best airtight operation.  These gaskets are no longer available from Hohner, but are being made by Marino Customs with oil and moisture resistant, high grade compressed gasket material. I am distributing these in the USA for $65 per set (a pair for one Harmonetta) with free postage CONUS. If you are outside the USA, please send an email to request postage to your country.

To order, send an email request to me at HarmonicaGallery@gmail.com

Thank you,
George
« Last Edit: July 30, 2019, 01:51:30 PM by George Miklas »
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Re: Harmonetta Gaskets
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2019, 08:38:33 PM »
If you are a Do-It-Yourselfer and are going to take on the tuning and servicing of the reed plates on your Hohner Harmonetta, then this is for you.
The Harmonetta has two gaskets on the inside to keep everything sealed for the best airtight operation.  These gaskets are no longer available from Hohner, but are being made by Marino Customs.  I am distributing them in the USA for $50 per set (a pair for one Harmonetta) with free postage.
To order, send an email request to me at HarmonicaGallery@gmail.com
Thank you,
George

Thanks for the info George.  Just wondering if you have an opinion about gasket thickness?  I know it's probably different for different brands and models.  I'm interested in what you would consider to be the thickest you would go?  I've heard everything from .005" to .1".  Would appreciate your opinion.  Can you tell me the thickness of the gaskets you are selling as well?  Thanks.
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Re: Harmonetta Gaskets
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2019, 11:39:09 PM »
Harmonetta is a cool piece of kit, glad there are still people working on them--and units in service.
I am hoping the instrument is going to be produced again at some point--I had fun playing one!
Thanks to Steve Watne for loaning me one. Say hi to him at SPAH from me if you think of it.

Offline George Miklas

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Re: Harmonetta Gaskets
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2019, 10:39:00 PM »
UPDATE:  The gaskets are being manufactured by Marino Customs, and sold by Harmonica Gallery for $65 per set, free shipping for CONUS and CANADA until further notice. 

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO PURCHASE A SET OF HARMONETTA GASKETS
http://HarmonicaGallery.com  Harmonica Specialist & Aficionado; Scholar, Educator, Performer, Repair; Harmonica Bands and Solo Concerti