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 reeds that rattle
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2019-12-24 07:07

I just bought two of the best hand made reeds I can find. both have the high C at first and then rattle when air pressure is increased. How do I get rid of the rattle and replace it with the lower C? Both reeds are reasonably stable as is but I assume (?) that if I can replace the rattle with the lower C, they will be even more stable.

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 Re: reeds that rattle
Author: Hotboy 
Date:   2019-12-25 00:56

When the reed rattles, or "cackles," the reed is often too open, and possibly too resistant.

Squeeze the reed more closed on the back and/or slip the blades more closed. That should eliminate the rattle and replace with the single sub-tone.

Dane
Bay Area, California

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