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How to open up Seydel 1847

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Dec 16, 2009 10:43 PM GMT

I think I lost this post,

I have open mic to night, first time in 6 weeks of recuperation.

I have been testing all my harps and this is the only Seydel I have.

for some reason I don't know what to use to loosen the screws.

I tried the Hex but non fit, I will try a philips and see how the works.

in any case, thanks in advance for your help.

abner ( BluEyes, all screwd up )

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Dec 17, 2009 4:28 AM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

got it thank you,

I did make it to open mic and was lucky to play in the first hour. After that i just slowly died off.

It was a lot of fun, seeing all my friends after such a long time. I was asked several time to come up and play, but I just did not have it in me.

it will take time.

Once again thank you Harpaholic.

Dec 17, 2009 9:12 PM GMT
Barbeque Bob M Replied:

Actually, the correct screwdriver for Seydel harmonicas is a Pozidriv #0. Pozidriv screwdrivers are very hard to find in the US. though I've seen them a bit as a part of a ratcheting screwdriver kit, and most of those that I've seen, especially what's in Home Depot, is made in China, and as far as I'm concerned, Chinese made tools will have only one place in my house, the garbage can because they're of such really poor quality.

You can substitute a Phillips head, but use extreme caution, because what you have to worry about isn't so much the threads on the screws, but the slot that the screwdriver goes in, especially on the cover plate cap screws, as they're extremely delicate and under no circumstances do you ever want to overtighten them.

The only other harmonicas using Pozidriv screwdrivers are the Hohner MS series, which uses a Pozidriv #1.

The best place to get them is from a German profesional quality tool manufacturer named Wiha, and their Pozidriv screwdrivers are the best in the business, hands down and you can order them thru

Dec 18, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

Thank you, I did use a very small pHillips and I think I have some Pozidriv. not sure if I bought them a long time ago or it was my dads, or I had them when I was a field tech for I.B.M.

With my leg, its hard to get into my garage. The funny thing at open mic I played 3 songs and all were using the D harp.

My Seydel is in the Key of G.

Bob thanks for the advice.

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