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 Re: Reeds that play very flat.
Author: Barry Vincent 
Date:   2019-08-07 04:26

Hi Geoffrey. Thanks for the 'heads up' As I mentioned before when responding to Dane's comments ,the total length of my reeds when finished come in at about 69 mm which I've noted are noticeably shorter than yours. But I do make a short scrape of about 11 mm. I also narrow the tip slightly from 7mm. but only slightly. I think the main problem with my flatness is that I have too much of a gradual slope from the tip to the heart as mentioned by Dane. Also I remove too much cane below the heart but this is because I think it makes my reed 'darker' in tone.
However, despite the flatness of some of my reeds , these reeds have an excellent sound to them. Well, according to what I'm listening for in a good Oboe sound anyway.
Also as previously noted in my last comment I use the drastic method of shortening the staple for an instant 'fix'. This sometimes requires up to 5mm taken off the staple. According to my ear anyway , I don't hear any serious intonation problems considering that you're actually removing part of the bore when you do this.
I was using Chiarugi-2 staples (27mm) but now use KGE-2 staples (26mm) The KGE s have a 'fat' oval. I don't know what the cane is , but I got it from Richard Craig some time ago.
Anyway , your response is greatly appreciated.

Skyfacer

Post Edited (2019-08-07 04:36)

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