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 Reeds that play very flat.
Author: Barry Vincent 
Date:   2019-08-06 04:57

One of the frustrations that I have when I make my own reeds is that quite often, at least one of those reeds will cause the Oboe to play flat. And when I say flat , I mean very flat. A quarter tone to almost a semitone flat.
Yet such a reed doesn't look any different from the others that play at A440. Same total length, same cut , same shape. same tip opening and same staple ect
I'm using staples that are 46mm in length. (not 47mm) and the finished reed ends up being mostly 69 mm in total length.
How is this even possible ?

I usually make reeds in batches of three.

Skyfacer

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