Reply To: Reed tuning table

Daren Banarsë

That seems strange that they’re coming down in pitch after a few weeks of playing. Unless you’re testing them while they’re still wet from playing? That would bring them down a few cents. I haven’t heard of breaking reeds in before. Why remove the reeds to tune them – why not leave them on the block and tune them in situ, seeing that they will need adjusting again once installed? Or do you have a removable block?

My Harmonikas reeds are on the low side. I plan to give them a rough tuning on the table with a file, and then install them, and fine tune them there. I’ll tune them 4 cents higher to compensate for reeds getting wet

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