Hi there! My name is Max, I’m in North Carolina, originally from New Jersey. I just picked up a beginners Harmonica Set a couple of days ago. I’d figure I need an outlet. I love it, I’m learning new things everyday.
However, I realized my Swan Diatonic Harmonica’s second hole wasn’t working too good. So after going online and reading about how to clean reads, I promptly yet gently began to disassemble my harmonica. I then gently cleaned the reeds and comb with a toothbrush and after putting it back together, it doesn’t work. Like, I can’t even draw anymore and it won’t make a sound.
I’m assuming the draw reed goes on the bottom and the blow reed goes on top (at least that’s from what I read) but so far, even with this, I can’t get it work.
Once again, hello, I’m glad to introduce myself. Please help a struggling, aspiring, harmonicist.