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 Adjusting Forestones......YEA!!!!
Author: William 
Date:   2010-07-14 19:21

I would like to report remarkable success in adjusting some of my Forestone reeds. For a couple of reeds that had become too soft, I clipped them back to life--tiny amounts at a time. For one that I clipped too much and made unplayable, I found that a little scraping with my reed knife in the middle just behind the tip did the trick bringing the strength back to my playing needs. All of the reeds that I just finished working on, F3.5, F4, F4.5, & F5 are now playing in top form and that is quite a statement considering that when adjusting cane reeds, I am a total klutz. I must also add that my Reed Wizard did not work with these Forestones as the profile of the synthetic material is a little thinner than cane. Just my old faithful Cordier clipper from my college days and a reed knife is what worked for me. Really, if I can successfully adjust a reed, ANYBODY CAN. I am very happy to report that these new Forestones are not only easy to play, they are easy to adjust if too soft or too hard. Additionally, with my Chicago Kaspar mpc, no balancing is necessary.



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