Andrew Zajac French Tuner AND Five Cent Tuner. Free USA Shipping.
These tools will help you tune your harmonica with very high precision using only a simple guitar tuner and your ears!
Includes The French Tuner and The Five Cent Tuning Tool.
The French Tuner
You don't need bulky, expensive and complicated equipment to tune your harmonica with great precision. The French Tuner helps you use your mouth and ears to quickly tune the blow reed plate of a diatonic harmonica. The French Tuner helps you eliminate beating and provide smooth chords.
Its precision design allows the French Tuner to work on all major brands of 10-hole diatonic harmonicas including Seydel (which have wider spaced holes) and many 12-hole harps.
Use this simple tuning method (click here)to start tuning now. You can tune your harmonica with very high precision using only a simple guitar tuner and your ears!
The French Tuner is not just for tuning! Use it to speed up other important tweaks:
- Use the French Tuner to help adjust reed profiles. The French Tuner will isolate a reed while the plate is off the comb and allow you to play the reed to assess and make fine-grained changes to reed shape. Pucker or tongue-block embouchure can be used to best help you adjust your reeds to your playing style.
- The French Tuner will help you with embossing. If you are a player who doesn't like the sound of a tightly embossed harmonica, make fine-grained adjustments to the slot while using your ears. Gradually emboss the slot until you reach the sweet spot where you get maximum responsiveness without making the tone too bright.
- To help make the harp airtight, shine a light through the tip of the French Tuner and expose areas of the blow reed plate that are not straight.
The Five Cent Tuning Tool is used to make small changes in pitch to reeds on the blow plate without needing to take the reed plates off the comb. Use it to touch up the tuning of reeds that are only slightly out of tune (by about five cents or less) without messing up the reed shape or gap.
To raise the pitch of a blow reed, support the reed without bending it out of shape as you file from the tip. To lower the pitch, use the Five Cent Tuning tool to peel off brass from the base of the reed with light pressure and maximum precision.
It can be used on Special 20 harmonicas without the need to cut out the comb's "sprues". It’s meant to save you time and effort without sacrificing the quality of your work.
The Tuning kit comes with printed instructions and email support is provided with the purchase of these tools. Within the first 90 days of purchase, I will answer any question about using the tools, just email me your questions.