Woodwind.OrgThe Oboe BBoardThe C4 standard

 New Topic  |  Go to Top  |  Go to Topic  |  Search  |  Help/Rules  |  Smileys/Notes  |  Log In   Previous Message  |  Next Message 
 altitude reeds
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2017-05-22 23:58

It seems every reed maker out there is near sea level. A reed that operates perfectly well at sea level will crow flat and be highly resistant at altitude. The higher you go, the worse it gets. I bought a couple of reeds that "looked perfectly fine" and the maker said they crowed a double C (one of my requirements) were stable and not terribly resistant. I had to fiddle with them in a major way and don't think I have the talent to even get them to work; if I scrape enough to get the resistance to where I find it playable, now it is crowing way flat and I have to clip the tip, at which point the resistance goes off the scale again. Is there anything else that can be done? I always thought "flat and resistant" were in the same category as "sharp and weak" and should not have any more time wasted on them.
Examples: I live at 2500 ft altitude. My own teacher, who made stellar reeds, made a couple for me to use at my summer location at 8000 feet. They were impossible to play on, flat and resistant. Perhaps he could have adjusted them, but I suspect that "from the git-go" they would have had to be done differently.

 Reply To Message  |  Avail. Forums  |  Flat View   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 

 Topics Author  Date
 altitude reeds  new
EaubeauHorn 2017-05-22 23:58 

 Avail. Forums  |  Need a Login? Register Here 
 User Login
 User Name:
 Remember my login:
 Forgot Your Password?
Enter your email address or user name below and a new password will be sent to the email address associated with your profile.
Search Woodwind.Org

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

The Clarinet Pages
For Sale
Put your ads for items you'd like to sell here. Free! Please, no more than two at a time - ads removed after two weeks.

     Copyright © Woodwind.Org, Inc. All Rights Reserved    Privacy Policy    Contact charette@woodwind.org