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 Re: Reeds that play very flat.
Author: Barry Vincent 
Date:   2019-08-07 00:55

Hi Hotboy. Thank you for your response, it's much appreciated. After reading your comments I can see a number of factors that would be causing me to make reeds that cause the Oboe to sound flat. One in particular is that I do tend to remove probably too much cane below the heart. The average length of the scrape is about 11 mm. I've already been sanding my reeds a bit narrower but only my a tiny amount.
My quick fix in raising the pitch of a reed is to remove a bit of the staple end. This can need to be up to 5 mm ! So flat are some of these reeds. With careful listening I don't detect any serious result of the Oboe becoming out of tune with itself even though I know it's the upper joint notes that are suppose to be most effected by this.
Anyway, once again, thank you for the information. I'll just keep plodding along making reeds and keeping your suggestions in mind. As I may have mentioned before, I find the whole process of reed making quite relaxing (most times) and enjoyable.

Skyfacer

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