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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: I've always wanted.. Reply with quote

to get into playing a comb with a piece of paper attached with a rubber band..

but i've just never had the opportunity.

what would be the best combination of comb & paper to use?

this could totally replace all my bad folk harmonica solos...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would try fine tooth ladies comb to start. The reason is a tighter tooth space will be easier to get a good noise first off. A ladies comb will classically be wider and believe me mouth real estate is pretty useful

Paper is really a personal thing and there is no right or wrong answer. I've tried the following with some success

... Antique laid papers
... Modern laid papers
.. Wove papers
. Types of paper by method of manufacture
. SN: Gathering term, do not use; index under narrower term.
.. Handmade papers
.. Machine-made papers
.. Mould-made papers
.. SN: Use for
.. "an imitation hand-made paper ... made on a cylinder or cylindrical mould revolving in a vat of pulp,"
.. Labarre, 167.
. Types of paper by presence or absence of sizing
. SN: Gathering term, do not use; index under narrower term.
.. Sized papers
.. Unsized papers
. Types of paper by uses or names
. SN: Gathering term, do not use; index under narrower term.
. Includes names of specific kinds of papers created for
. specific uses; often, but not always, the use is suggested
. by the name of the paper, e.g., Currency papers. Many
. papers' names are arbitrary; some are related to use, content, inventor, manufacturer, color, size, or other feature. The present thesaurus contains only the more common names and includes no commercial brand names. This category does not include decorated papers, since decorations are features of papers.
.. Bag papers
.. Bark papers
.. Bible papers
.. Bill papers
.. Blotting papers
.. Blueprint papers
.. Bond papers
.. Book papers
.. Box enamels
.. SN: Use for highly glazed, inexpensive papers, coated on one
.. side only.
.. Bright enamels
.. SN: Use for highly polished calendered papers, coated on one
.. side only; usually used for labels.
.. Brush enamels
.. SN: Use for papers coated on one side, brush polished, with a
.. brilliant surface; usually used for cigar labels and box
.. coverings.
.. Butter papers
.. Canvas note papers
.. SN: Use for papers embossed to imitate canvas.
.. Carbolic papers
.. SN: Use for strong packing papers containing carbolic acid as
.. an insect repellent.
.. Carbon papers
.. Cardboard
.. Cellophanes
.. Chart papers
.. Cheque papers
.. China papers
.. SN: Use for soft, unsized, very thin papers, generally made in
.. China from bamboo fibers, used for proofing papers for
.. plate printing, for lithographic prints, and for transfer
.. paper.
.. Chromo papers
.. SN: Use for papers heavily coated, usually on one side only,
.. used in lithography.
.. Cobbs
.. SN: Use for good quality endpapers, decorated in various ways,
.. often drab colored and sprinkled.
.. Computer papers
.. Cover papers
.. Crayon papers
.. SN: Use for inexpensive heavy drawing papers or cardboards in
.. various colors with a rough surface on one side, glazed on
.. the other.
.. Crepe papers
.. Currency papers
.. Diaphanic papers
.. SN: Use for a lithographed paper applied to windows to imitate
.. stained glass.
.. Duplex papers
.. SN: Use for papers with different colors, textures, or finish
.. on the two sides.
.. Duplicating papers
.. Etching papers
... Esparto grass fibers
.. Flock papers
.. Glassine
.. Grocery papers
.. Half-plate papers
.. SN: Use for soft-textured papers used for woodcuts.
.. Halftone papers
.. India proof papers
.. SN: Use for straw-colored, soft, absorbent, unsized, very thin
.. papers, usually used for steel plate or wood engraving and
.. pasted onto a heavier stock.
.. Japan vellum
.. SN: Use for a thick, sturdy, long-fibered, cloudy paper,
.. usually in a cream or natural color.
.. Japanese copying papers
.. SN: Use for a thin, strong, durable, long-fibered paper.
.. Kraft papers
.. SN: Use for a coarse, heavy wood-pulp paper, usually brown,
.. used for bags, wrapping, or envelopes.
.. Lace-papers
.. SN: Use for a white, usually wood-pulp paper, used to make
.. doilies, valentines, or box laces.
.. Leatherette
.. SN: Use for any paper with a mechanically produced grain which
.. looks like leather, usually used over boards in binding.
.. Ledger papers
.. Lithographic papers
.. SN: Use for papers suitable for lithographic printing.
.. Loan papers
.. SN: Use for very sturdy, high quality, sized, wove papers.
.. Magazine papers
.. Manifold papers
.. SN: Use for thin papers used for copies, interleaving with
.. carbon papers, usually for typewriter use.
.. Manilla papers
.. Music papers
.. Newsprint
.. Papier Ingres
.. SN: Use for a sturdy French mould-made paper for drawing,
.. especially with charcoal or crayon.
.. Papier maché
.. Parchment
.. SN: Use for paper manufactured to simulate parchment.
.. Parchmoid
.. SN: Use for a greaseproof wrapping paper.
.. Perfumed papers
.. Pergamyn
.. SN: Use for a glazed greaseproof wrapping paper.
.. Photographic papers
... Developing papers
... Printing-out papers
.. Plate papers
.. SN: Use for thick, soft, high-quality (usually linen or cotton)
.. printing papers, especially for use in engraving or wood
.. block printing.
.. Porcelain papers
.. SN: Use for thick transparent paper which looks like celluloid,
.. especially used for greeting cards.
.. Programme papers
.. SN: Use for papers primarily used for programs, especially a
.. soft, relatively unsized paper that makes little noise when
.. folded or crinkled.
.. Quadrille
.. SN: Use for
.. "paper ruled or pressed on the surface, or in watermark, with small squares";
.. Labarre, 217; especially used in philately or drafting.
.. Railway buffs
.. SN: Use for cheap buff-colored paper.
.. Ream wrappers
.. Rice papers
.. SN: Use for papers "cut from the pith of a small tree" from
.. Formosa; Dictionary of Paper, 372; do not use as a
.. designation for oriental handmade papers.
.. Security papers
.. SN: Use for high-quality papers used for bonds, stocks, or
.. other certificates, often with a distinctive feature in
.. them for safety, to prevent counterfeiting.
.. Silver papers
.. SN: Use for a silver-colored coated paper.
.. Sketching papers
.. Stencil papers
.. Stereotyping papers
.. Text papers
.. Tissue papers
.. Tracing papers
.. Transfer papers
.. Typewriter papers
.. Vellum
.. SN: Use for papers manufactured to simulate real vellum.
.. Wallpapers
.. Waxed papers
.. Wrapping papers
.. Writing papers

As for rubber bands, just any old office bands will be fine. Don't listen to all that snake oil bullshit.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a lot of information to take in all at once.

quick ad it to the Wiki!
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