I'm close to putting my grandmother's harmonica back together. But since it was so old, and I had to clean it so much, I took off the remaining windsavers at the same time I cleaned the reed plates for the third time - half of them were going anyway.
I ordered Hohner replacement windsavers and watched their instruction video on youtube to see how to install them. Alas for me, they say to choose the windsaver of the same length than the one you're replacing. Well, mine are long gone. That harmonica has 12 holes, but there are 14 Hohner windsaver lengths in the replacement pack.
So, how do I decide which length is for which hole? Most harmonicas use windsavers only for the lower 10 holes, don't they? And do I use the same length for both sides of the reed plate?
I'm planning to use Gorilla glue, a superglue that gives you 30 seconds of working time before it grips. Do you think that's adequate?
Thanks for all your help - I think the restoration is coming along nicely...