Woodsman Posted June 7, 2013 Share Posted June 7, 2013 Possibly this has been raised before, but I didn't find it on a quick survey. I bought an approx. 1895 48 button Lachenal EC last September. It has brass reeds. In general, I'm very happy with the feel and sound of the instrument, given that I can't justify paying thousands for something more upscale. I've been gradually wrapping my head around the EC fingering (I play accordion). After about a month, one reed, the G2 (low G on the left side) went flat. Consulting with the seller, I filed it to tune, but soon it went flat again. After a few tries it would only hold the tuning for less than an hour. So the seller supplied me with a replacement reed. I got that in January--all great. It played fine until last week. Now the same reed is going flat again. Again I tuned it, but it's not holding. Why does it go flat, and why this one reed out of 96? What is the solution? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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