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 Shortening the staple.
Author: Barry Vincent 
Date:   2019-06-13 15:07

Occasionally I make a reed that sounds wonderfully rich and full but very flat. Sometimes even almost a semi-tone flat. Rather than throwing such a good sounding reed away , I often shorten the staple by anything up to 5mm. And this brings the reed up to A440 pitch. I know that there is suppose to be a problem doing this as the Oboe is now 5mm shorter which means that the tone holes , especially that of the upper joint are now very slightly in the wrong place.
This would mean that the Oboe is now out of tune with itself.
However when I test the tuning by playing along with some of my 'Minus One' CDs , I haven't noticed any serious problem with the tuning. or the intervals between certain notes.
* It's the occasional reed that is about a semi-tone flat that needs the 5mm treatment. Other slightly flat reeds are brought up to pitch by about 3 or 4 mm removed from the staple.


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