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Reedplate bolts

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Brad F
Aug 24, 2009 8:08 PM GMT

Hi all,

I am looking to update my collection of MB's and, much to Mr. Payne's chagrin, I would like to assemble them with screws (either tapping or nutting the bolts) I am looking for a source for these but I am having very little luck....I have heard, both on here and harp-l that harponline is one possible source but I haven't had any luck finding them on their website. any help would be appreciated.


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Aug 24, 2009 10:05 PM GMT
Barbeque Bob M Replied:

Here's their link: and you may want to contact Michael Timler,the site owner. Also, check out the European Hohner site, and check into the MB Deluxe, and thereshould bea spot to order the screws they use. I would also get in touch with several other customizers and sk them what they use and their sources, sizes, etc.

Aug 25, 2009 4:29 AM GMT
harveyharp Replied:

I buy my screws from They seem to be cheaper than anywhere else, and have a huge selection and ship quickly. I use 2mm X 10 for the cover screws, and 2mm X12 for the reed plate screws. All panhead. I use 2mm nuts on all the screws, and 2mm washers where I can on the reed plate screws. The 12mm length supports the cover plates nicely. I put one in from the blow plate side and two in from the draw plate side. Works good.

I also buy 0-80 panhead screws to hold replaced reeds on. I screw them in from the reed side, and gring off the extra length, since the shortest they have is 1/8 inch.

Of course all of them are stainless.

Sep 06, 2009 12:54 PM GMT
David V Replied:

I found some small stainless screws at Sears hardware in their bins that worked. I filled a bit of thread off of one side and used it as a tap and repalced that with an unmolested screw. It worked great.

Nov 10, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
Not a Replied:

You can get 2-56 size hex head bolts and nuts at your local Ace Hardware. They'll be annodized black. You can also get a 2-56 tap there too, as well as the drill bits you'll need (1/8" for full clearance, 3/64" for the hole syou want to tap).

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