Richard Morse Posted October 31, 2003 Share Posted October 31, 2003 *Tuning* remains *only* the reed filing job....agree? Yes. (re)-voicing of the "wonky" reeds did that help to regain the 'onset'=making them NOT slow to speak? or did they remain being slower than the new ones? Revoicing enabled the reeds to speak as quickly as the new ones with proper voicing. Back to my experience on pitch change with inactive instruments.Maybe there is mutual misunderstanding....The instruments have been "untouched" (=inactive) for years....I had restored them mechanically and revalved them after initially measuring response and frequency of all reeds.Measuring them again. Playing for some time. Measuring again. ( Later on tuning the instruments....) To me (and probably most people?) "untouched" means not played, and certainly - not restored. To be clear (unmisleading), you should have said "But my experince from instruments not having been touched for long periods which I have subsequently revalved but not retuned does say that reeds do go out of tune." And then followed that up by clarifying WHEN you tested the pitch of the reeds. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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