I’ve had my Special 20 C Major for about a month and played it every day
doing the excercises here at mitchgrainger.com and on the Facebook.
And to me it just doesn’t sound that good any more, but I don’t do
any maintenance on it. I’ve heard about knee-slapping.
Is that good? Does one slap it on one’s knee after playing a bit
to teach that pesky saliva to stay away? There’s more germs in a human’s
mouth than there are in a canine, so I can see it could use with a slap
on the knee. But other than that, is it OK for me to disassemble my
Special 20 C Major and give it a vinegar, rubbing alcohol rinse now
that it doesn’t seem to reverberate as clearly as it did 3 weeks ago
when I got it? What is the rule of thumb here with harmonicas?
How often do you clean one that’s being used daily?