Replacing reed plates in a chromatic


#1

I am replacing the reed plates in my 64 chromatic and I am having problems. The screws that I originally had do not fit the new reed plates. I just ordered some new reed plates screws from the C shop. I will let you know what happened. I probably cross threaded in anger…


#2

Hey Paul,
what’s wrong with the screw? We haven’t had any technical changes for while so they should fit.
Best regards
Richard


#3

You have to tap the new reed plates. They do not come tapped (threaded) from the factory. When we send out new reed plates for customers, I tap the plates for them, so this is not an issue.

Also, do not overtighten the screws or you will also strip the thread as its only brass.


#4

Hey everybody,
our screws are thread-forming. By tightening them they cut the thread. There is no need for prior tapping!
Best regards
Richard