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FastFourier
69 posts
Oct 30, 2018
5:44 PM
Just bought a Crossover and it sounds great, but I don't love the feel of the sharp edges of the reed plates on my lips, especially after playing the extremely comfortable Special 20. So I'm considering either sanding the edges of the plates, or getting a custom comb which comes out as far as the plate (or both). Any suggestions on which would work better?
dchurch
197 posts
Nov 11, 2018
7:55 AM
I recommend just sanding the sharp edges. You can start with 220 grit or even a fine file, then 400, 600 or finer. It's a simple task so I go to 1500 grit with every new harp I buy. Ps, An exposed plate design takes a little getting used to.

While you have it apart check the gaps...

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