Reed Not Sounding All The Time in Instrument Construction & Repair Posted January 21, 2008 This doesn't sound like a major problem, to me, and a quick look inside the instrument should identify the issue. I see that you are in SE London; if you are happy to come across to Croydon, I'll take a look at the instrument if you like. You can have a play with the "toys" while you are here. Regards, Peter. Cheers, Peter. That would be most kind. (Will send a PM at lunchtime).