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(@reynold)
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i have a diatonic harmonica. its a lee osker in the key of C, i need answers to two questions im facing ryt now, help me out guys.

1. if a reed is damaged can it be repared? 1 reed of my hrmonica is bad
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2.Is it comparatively difficult to blow single notes on the lee osker diatonic C harp than the other harps?

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(@dogbite)
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I haven't hear lee Oscar's name in two decades. thanks.
I bet that reed could be mended. but who mends harmonicas?

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(@demoetc)
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Maybe you could get a replacement reed.

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(@riff-raff)
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You can get replacement reed plates for a Lee Osker:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Lee-Oskar-Major-Diatonic-Reed-Plates?sku=423650

However, are you sure the reed is bad? The lower end of a diatonic harmonica tends to be more difficult to get a clean note. Check this out:
http://www.harmonicalessons.com/faqsgen.html#certain_holes


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(@steeder)
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I'll chime in on #2

I own a few different types of harps including a Lee Osker and I don't notice any real difference between them when it comes to blowing single notes. +1 to what Riff Raff mentioned about the lower end. Particular spots on the harp are harder to get a clean note and/or bend.

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(@gnease)
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I have both Lee Oskar and Hohners of various models. They are different, but I don't think the LO are any more difficult to play than the Hohners.

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(@riff-raff)
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Also, different keys, usually the lower ones, can be harder to get clean notes. I have an "A" harp that I use to play blues in "E" and I really have to concentrate on my technique to get good notes in cross position.


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(@maliciant)
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Unless you have a high end harmonica it's probably easier and cost effective to just buy a new one... I bought a LO key of C for $29 from musicians friend (I think that included S&H) last year. I don't think I've gotten $29 worth of use out of it yet, need to break that bad boy out and practice scales now and then. I know that some harps run upwards of $600 so it depends on what you have, I feel it's probably safe to assume you have something in the $30 and under catagory though.


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(@causnorign)
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I've got several brands of harps and I find that the Lee Oskar is easier to blow single notes due to the larger holes.


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(@reynold)
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:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN THIS FORUM THAT LOVES HARMONICA,YESSSS..... AND I BELIEVE A TRUE ACOUSTIC GUITAR LOVER CANT RESIST PALYING HARMONOCA, NOW I KNOW U GUYS ARE CRAZY ABOUT HARMONICA TOO, SO WHY CAN'T WE HAVE A HARMONICA SECTION IN THIS FORUM??? WHAT SAY U GUYS.

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(@reynold)
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BY THE WAY THANK U SO MUCH ALL FOR GIVING ME THE RYT ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS. :D
NOW IM GONNA PLAY WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON THE HARP ALONG WITH THE ACOUSTIC....EEEHO
I CANT DECIDE WHICH SONG TO PICK UP ON MY C HARP, CAN U GUYS GIVE ME IDEA ABOUT SOME GOOD TUNES??? 8)

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(@causnorign)
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I think the first song for MOST harp players is "Oh Susanna"


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 lars
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Some of the songs I use my C harp for - but ofcourse "they say any song can be transposed"

Dylan
All along the watchtowers
forever young
If you see her say hello

San Diego Serenade - Tom Waits

Hymn to freedom

Any blues in G

lars

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(@reynold)
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Some of the songs I use my C harp for - but ofcourse "they say any song can be transposed"

Dylan
All along the watchtowers
forever young
If you see her say hello

San Diego Serenade - Tom Waits

Hymn to freedom

Any blues in G

lars

Thanks lars but aaa...cud u plese explain a bit about this "they say any song can be transposed" didnt quite get it

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Thanks lars but aaa...cud u plese explain a bit about this "they say any song can be transposed" didnt quite get it

Just a stupid late night beer influenced paraphrase from me - a twist on a Dylan quote from I shall be released "They say everything can be replaced"

But yeah - most of the songs I mentioned are actually recorded in a key that goes with C harp (am, C or G) - but you can obviously take any song and transpose it to one of these keys - but I reckon you know that already. Since I saw in the other thread that you have picked up(!) "Don't think twice" - that is something of a challenge - to get the fingerpicking fluent and add a harmonica. I usually play it in E with capo on the 4th fret and with a A harmonica. :)

Girl from the north country sounds good too! at least when Dylan plays it...

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