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Harmonica Parts

Ciro Lenti - Service Manager

The Service Department provides the appropriate >>spare part (pricelist 2013) for your harmonica.

Placing an order is very easy:

Harmonica Repair

Gabriele Hand - Service Manager & Trainer

The HOHNER SERVICE DEPARTMENT will provide you with a cost estimate and repair defective harmonica instruments in-house.

If you believe your HOHNER harmonica is in need of repair, please follow the steps listed below:

  • Step 1: Ship your instrument to
    Hohner Musikinstrumente
    GmbH & Co. KG 
    Service Department
    Andreas-Koch-Str. 9
    D-78647 Trossingen/Germany

    or send an e-mail to service@remove-this.hohner.de or
    better phone ++49 7425 20343
  • Step 2: After receipt of your instrument, the service department will provide you with a cost estimate.
  • Step 3: You decide whether you wish to have your instrument repaired or not.

  • Step 4: If you decide against a repair, we will either:
    a) dispose of the instrument at no cost, or
    b) ship the unrepaired instrument back to you at your expense.


    For instruments with a replacement price of around 75 EUR or less, an in-house repair is not recommendable. Please visit the » HOHNER HARMONICA SERVICE VIDEOS

TOOLS

BASIC

HOHNER SERVICE SET MZ99331

The Basic Toolkit for Everyday Maintenance

A compact and highly recommendable toolkit for the essential steps in harmonica maintenance.

The set is suitable for both diatonic blues harps and chromatic harmonicas and enables basic maintenance work such as adjusting reed offsets, tuning and centering reeds, exchanging faulty windsavers and maintaining the slide assembly.


Professional

HOHNER INSTANT WORKSHOP TOOLKIT MZ99831

The Toolset for Professional Players and Harmonica Service Technicians

Includes the complete tools for all HOHNER HARMONICA WORKSHOPS.

This toolkit for professional players and harmonica service technicians includes the Hohner Service Set MZ99331 and contains in addition all tools needed to perform advanced level service operations such as reed replacement as well as all other jobs described in these workshops.

 

 

 

HOHNER Harmonica Tuner V5.0

by Dirk's Projects

The HOHNER Harmonica Tuner was developed by Dirk's Projects in collaboration with HOHNER in order to enable to perform Workshop C07 - Tuning with an adequate tool. The tuner software can tune not only single reeds, but also double reeds tuned in tremolo. This makes it a unique tool for every harmonica player.

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Manual Harmonica Tuner 5.0

TUTORIALS & WORKSHOPS

If you play a lot, you're bound to eventually wear out your harmonicas.

The only possible way to prevent wear and tear on your instruments is not to play them!

  • From time to time, harmonicas need tuning and maintenance just like any other instrument. The slide package needs to be cleaned and lubricated and the windsaver valves may need replacing.

The maintenance-free harmonica doesn't exist!

  • To date, there isn't any reed material on the market which will not develop signs of fatigue and eventually break.
  • The sound is the most important thing! Prolonging the life of your instrument should never be a reason to avoid playing techniques such as powerful bending or tongue vibrato, which may eventually lead to reed breakage.
  • If reeds break, they can be replaced. This doesn't really constitute a "repair", it's a normal procedure which is comparable to changing a string on the guitar. Almost anyone can learn how to do it and it's both fun and satisfying!

C01 - Hohner Toolkits

This workshop introduce the HOHNER Service Toolkits

C01.2 - HOHNER Instant Set MZ99831

This workshop introduces the HOHNER Instant Workshop Set MZ99831

C02.1 - Assembling the slide package

This workshop introduces into the re-assembly of Chromatic Harmonicas after cleaning or Exchanging a Reedplate.

C04 – Centering

This workshop shows you how to center a reed on a harmonica.

C06 – Windsavers

This workshop shows how to glue new windsavers on a Chromatic harmonica reedplate.

C08 - Reed Replacement

This workshop introduces into the Single Reed Replacement of Harmonicas.

The HOHNER SERVICE WORKSHOPS HARMONICA are designed to show you what a quantum leap you can make if you learn to maintain and repair your instrument yourself. Once you've got the hang of it, you will own instruments which are priceless, because they are set up to reflect your requirements as a player.

NOTE: In the following pages, HOHNER places information at your disposal which will enable you to perform the most important maintenance and repair operations on your harmonicas yourself. However, repairing and tuning harmonicas needs a light touch and a degree of craftsmanship, which needs to be acquired. We therefore recommend that you take your first steps in this area on an old instrument.

HOHNER accepts no responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of the techniques described here.




C01.1 - HOHNER Service Set MZ 99331

This workshop introduce the HOHNER Service Set MZ 99331

C02 – Cleaning

This workshop shows how to clean a HOHNER Chromatic Harmonica.

C03 - Exchanging Reed Plates

This workshop shows you how to exchange reed plates using the example of a Hohner Chromonica 64.

C05 - Reed Offsetting

This workshop shows you what's about the reed gap of a harmonica.

C07 – Tuning

This workshop shows how to tune harmonica reeds using the HOHNER harmonica tuner.

C08.1 - Perforated Windsavers

This workshop introduces into perforating and glueing a windsafer in order to accommodate the stud head.