All these years I figured it was a lost cause until I blew into it and realized the only wrong with it was the crushed cover. The reed plates are a little dirty from sitting in my drawer all these years, and one has a little bit of green corrosion, but nothing too major.
Oh, and I’m also missing most of the screws for the covers (only have 3 left).
So… I’m not even looking for something perfect, just functional. Is it more expensive to have someone try to reshape it than to just buy a replacement cover?
Are there people out there who actually repair damaged harmonica covers?
Could I do it myself with easy to acquire tools? I tried bending it manually, but those things are !tough! Which explains why it’s so rare to find replacement covers as opposed to replacement reeds.
Are there cheap generic off-brand covers that would be compatible?
As much as I like my harmonica, I don’t want to sink a total of $50-$60 into it (including the original purchase) if I don’t have to.
Thanks for all your help.