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 Re: Staples
Author: mschmidt 
Date:   2017-07-16 03:42

Speaking as a practitioner of the American reed style, I would say this:

I am of the opinion that neither the length of the staple nor the pitch at which a reed crows has as much bearing on the pitch as the width of the cane, the reed opening, or how the reed is scraped. The first two you can't do much with at the time of adjustment. If the tip is too thick, the reed will be flat. If the pitch is too sharp, it can be brought down by thinning the sides of the heart. Too much out of the heart or the back and it will never come up to pitch.

I had a teacher who thought that a more steeper blend between the heart and the tip also brought the pitch up; in practice, however, I find that is functionally equivalent to making the tip thinner. How are you going to get a steeper transition without making the tip thinner?

My best reeds typically crow at B flat, but even then I have to be very careful not to pinch with my embouchre, lest I play sharp.

I once accidentally ordered 45 mm staples (Guercio d12s) from Germany. They didn't help me make sharper reeds from my wider-shaped cane. I just learned not to use the wider-shaped cane.


Middle-Aged Amateur

Post Edited (2017-07-16 03:44)

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