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 Re: A sneaky cause for being flat.
Author: jhoyla 
Date:   2017-12-25 13:55

A straight narrow rod through the reed well and to the end of the tennon (standing vertically) and mark off the top of the reed-well.

Measure depth of the well using the foot of a vernier caliper to the sill.

I use a round, tapered chopstick to measure bore diameter at the base of the reed-well in a similar fashion - drop it in as far as it will go and measure. Then drop it onto the sill and measure. Difference in measurements is how far down the chopstick went, before the bore prevented it entering further. Vernier caliper to measure the chopstick at that depth.

BTW - reeds are always much wider at their base than the width of the bore. I think the reason is that a specific angle is required to press the reed blades together to maintain a seal. An internal bore that matched the bore of the instrument would leave the reed blades too loose to seal. The question is; since this angle is dictated by the outside of the staple but the bore is a function of the inside - potentially we could create a perfect staple, no?  :)

A good seal is the most critical part of a good reed - leaky reeds never play well.

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