I've been playing Blues Harmonica for 30 years. Played with a few bands etc. Today I busted a reed on my 'C' harp right before my son and his friend got home to jam with me (he plays bass and his buddy plays lead guitar). Spent over an hour trying to fix it it.
This is at least the 5th "C" harp I've gone through in that time.
I tried rubbing alcohol and WD40 in my efforts to fix it. If you don't hear from me anymore it's because I used toxic substances in my repair efforts and did some inhaling of these products.
Just to save $25.00......M-a-a-n...