There is one problem with this method, the new reed will be very flexible and is very likely to hit the opposing reed plate when it is played with any force. This will happen on playing the normal blow note and also when playing the hole 1 drawbend.
Since I have never used this procedure myself I have not made a video of it. However I do replace reeds from time to time so the following video shows you how to replace a reed. Although the video uses some specialized equipment this can be done with just a hammer and an awl as long as have a good surface with room for the rivet to move.
but are you saying that it is posible to play an overblow on the first hole without
removing the heavy tip or replacing the reed?
I think the Deluxe and the Firebreath will be good harps for playing overblows on. The overdrive will be helpfull in learning them beacause you can easily isolate the drawreeds. The XB40 doesnt overblow it bends (hence the name xtreme bender) and I don't know about the SBS.
Look at this page if you want to know which harps overblow weel: http://www.overblow.com/index.php?menuid=190
i started playing harmonica at the age of 6 but on
a chromatic hohner 270
i didn't believe that oneday i will discover the secret
of the diatonic harmonica i saw it playing in the movies
and sounded like a chromatic without the botom
until i knew this site and so youtube (J.rici,T.parrot, A.gussow...).
i've been bending blow and draw notes on lee oskar
for 2 year and i mastered them but sick of lee oskar
cz of the missing notes brought by what i am
discovering lately the overblows/draws.
so i bought marine band deluxe, suzuki overdrive and fire breath
hohner xb-40 and hohner sbs, for starting learning
the overblow/draw technics
are they good for overblowing as out of the box harps?
thanks forward tinus
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