TurboLids

The Harp Cover of the Future


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    Description

    TurboLids are our patented and revolutionary design in custom harmonica cover plates - they are the Harp Cover of the Future! The "futuristic" look sets them apart from all the rest, and provide high quality functionality. TurboLids are ergonomic & airtight in design, have nice smooth edges, and are made from durable poly-carbonate which is virtually unbreakable. TurboLids not only look amazing but they will eliminate all sharp edges and screws that are found on your typical blues harmonica.


    The sleek and stylish two-piece housing unit is a stunning custom harmonica with an ergonomic design that helps eliminate hand-cramping. It provides an improved hand-cupping seal to give you better volume, tone, and expression. You can now get those “wah-wah” sound effects like never before. With so many colors and designs to choose from, you can truly show off your own style and unique personality.


    • Sleek and stylish two-piece snap on cover plates
    • Streamlined form factor – no sharp points or edges anywhere
    • Moustache & facial hair friendly!
    • Fits your hand ergonomically and improves hand-cupping abilities
    • Increases forward sound-projection
    • Hypoallergenic and non toxic
    • Easily removable for tuning or cleaning
    • Available in a wide variety of colors and styles
    • Chrome & Gold plated TurboLids are engravable

    TurboLid US Patent # 6,291,751


    TurboLids

    Available in 12 different colorful lids
    Or, Upgrade to a Designer or an engravable Chrome or Gold Plated TurboLid


    TurboLids Compatability List

    Easily replace the cover plates on your existing harmonicas!


    • Hohner - American Ace
    • Hohner - Blues Band
    • Hohner - Fuego Azul
    • Hohner - GLH
    • Hohner - Hot Metal
    • Hohner - Marine Band*
    • Hohner - Marine Band Crossover*
    • Hohner - Official Scout
    • Hohner - Old Standby
    • Hohner - Pocket Pal
    • Hohner - Pro Harp (old style)
    • Hohner - Rocket
    • Hohner - Special 20
    • Blue Steel harps
    • Herring - Free Blues
    • Huang - Frontier
    • Jambone harps
    • Merano harps

    • * We supply a free adapter for Marine Band harps

    Our Turbo Series Harps

    Checkout our The Turbo Series - we have done the work for you!


    The TurboLids can't be self installed on these models, but we have modified them to fit the TurboLid:



    Our Turbo Series also includes already modified versions of your favorites:




    User Guides

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    Marine Band Adapter User Guide
    Frequently Asked Questions

    All harmonicas aren't shaped the same...We would love if the TurboLid fit all harmonicas, but unfortunately some need adjustments, or won't fit. That's why we are working to increase the list to include all of your favorites, and making modifications where we can.
    Hohner Crossover The harmonica is too small. Shims are needed on both the width and the length of the harmonica. We offer a modified version called the TurboCrossover
    Hohner Marine Band The harmonica body is not wide enough. A shim is needed to keep the harmonica from slipping out of place.  We offer a modified version called the TurboMB
    Suzuki Manji The comb is too wide. The width of the harmonica needs to be filed down in order to fit. We offer a modified version called the TurboManji
    Suzuki ProMaster The comb is too wide. The width is just 1mm too wide. The width would need to be filed down in order to fit.
    Suzuki Olive The harmonica body is too large.
    Seydel Blues Session Steel The harmonica body is too large.


    Not exactly....as you can imagine, we've had many requests for a Lee Oskar TurboLid. We would definitely consider making one if not for the tremendous cost of tooling. So, we've worked backwards and in a more economic fashion.  Dr. Antaki has created a tooling process to trim/grind down LO plates to fit within a comb, so as to fit within the existing TurboLid.  The result is the TurboLX.


    There are two styles, an old and a new. The TurboLid will fit the old style, but not the new, which is based on the Hohner MS system. You can check yourself by measuring the dimensions of the comb. If it is about 100 mm wide then it will fit. If 104 mm wide, then it will be too big (by 4 mm, surprisingly enough).


    Most harmonica players are taught to hold the harmonica (primarily) in the left hand, while some hold it in their right hand and use the left for vibratos, wah-wahs, etc. The Turbolid was designed for players who hold the harp in their left hands. The larger end is intended to go at the bass end. This provides additional resonance to the bass notes and clearance to the 1-reed, thereby reducing buzzing. But the Turbolid can be attached to the harp either way. We have a few satisfied customers who use it "backwards."


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    Customer Reviews

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    Loic WEINLAND
    2ème achat, toujours parfait !

    Après l'achat d'un magnifique TurboAX/S20 il y a quelques semaines, j'ai décidé d'acheter 2 lots de capots (pour mon fils et pour mon Harmonica que je prend au travail).
    Objets d'excellentes qualités, envoie rapide (2 semaines pour la France) et bonne communication avec le vendeur.

    Je recommande sans hésiter !

    Merci infiniment!

    P
    Paul Brown
    A Shapely Solution

    They solve my problem. I'm a tongue blocker who plays deep so I get air-leakage over the corner of Special 20 covers by hole 1. TurboLids don't have corners and so I can get the airtight seal that full-length covers provide. Plus they're easy to fit and comfortable.
    I'll be buying more because they enable me to play square-covered harmonica models.

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    Roger K
    The Turbolids are everything they are advertised to be and more

    Very comfortable to play, easy to assemble and disassemble, sound great with the Special 20's, easy to cup and air tight.

    I recommend Turbolids to those not satisfied with most standard sandwich style cover plates or those having trouble getting a good cupping technique.

    Turbolids also made the tongue block technique much easier for me to execute with cleaner notes.

    These worked well in relieving arthritic pain I had in my left hand when I play, allowing me to play much longer and with better technique.

    I am glad I found the Turbolids, as it makes playing much more enjoyable!

    Thank you.

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