Designer TurboLids

The Designer Harp Cover of the Future


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    Our Designer TurboLids take cover plates to a whole other level of personal style. These beautiful Lids can add a unique flair to your on-stage performances, wow your friends, or just make you feel cool while you're playing. Add in our patented and futuristic TurboLid design and you truly have a personalized harp.

     

    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

    Designer TurboLids

    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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