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Seydel 1847 how do you

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Dec 16, 2009 10:22 PM GMT

I have a wonder Seydel 1847 that was given to my by my wife and sign by jason.

The 3 blow is stuck and I have no clue on how to open her up.

im going to open mic tonight after 6 weeks of recuperation, and im testing my harps.

Not sure if im going to play, just want to be ready.

I have no problem opening and cleaning my other harps, none of them are Seydel's.

I know i may not get an answer right away and thats not a problem, as long as I can get one ; )

any ways thanks for helping me out.

abner ( BluEyes, im stuck on band aid and band aids stuck on me )

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Dec 18, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
Tony W Replied:

I have mostly Seydel 1847 classics in my case but don't know what the Wonder is. All my Seydel 1847 classic harps have to be gapped right out of the box and then I file down the mouth slicing edges so I don't bleed on stage. Once I am done, no more stalling and best harp I have played. The screws don't fit any screw drivers I have so I use a modified straight tip to fit into the screw. Works for me.

Dec 24, 2009 4:50 PM GMT
AirMojo (Ken H) Replied:

The coverplate screws take a Pozi-drive #0 screwdriver. There is a screw/bolt and a threaded connector, and both have screwdriver heads.

You can use a small phillips-head screwdriver, but you have to be carefull not to strip the screw-head. The small phillips screwdriver seems to work best on the threaded connector side. Pozi-drivers look very much like a phillips head, but pointier.

I don't see any advantages to the pozi-drive screws, just easier to screw them up if you don't have the proper screwdriver(s).

Dec 24, 2009 6:11 PM GMT
Barbeque Bob M Replied:

They're used mainly as machine screws, often i very high tech applications and the slot that the screwdriver goes in is often very fragile and can get easily shredded. In the Hohner MS, series, they also use Pozidriv screws as well, tho those are Pozidriv #1.

If you need additional screws for the Seydels, you can order them directly from their website for both the reedplate as well as the coverplate screws. With any of the Pozidrive screws, it's the coverplate screws that you need to use the greatest amount of caution with.

Dec 25, 2009 7:45 AM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:

I replace all bolts and nuts from 1847 and Hohner MS for good simple russian 2,5 mm nuts and bolts and it works much better, than this small ones.

Dec 25, 2009 6:23 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

I enjoy my Seydel and my Suzuki very much. my comments are getting cut short, for some re sone so I never know how far I can go. I did get it open and clean them. did go to Open mic and played. Did have lots of fun. since my comments are getting cut short i have to write in code : ) almost like texting. Granted I lose the race but its not the time its the fun of the journey thats important.

abner ( BluEyes,

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