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As I mentioned before, my 30 key Lachenal has steel reeds which are rather rusty. Since sealing the constantly playing notes with sellotape, it has become apparent how bad the reeds are. Does anyone have any suggestions as to cleaning the reeds and getting them back to playing condition again?

Here is a video outlining the current condition: 

 

Thanks,

Oskar

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It looks like the bellows are shot or there's a massive air leak somewhere else; I'd recommend sorting that out first.

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2 hours ago, alex_holden said:

It looks like the bellows are shot or there's a massive air leak somewhere else; I'd recommend sorting that out first.

Yeah, there's hardly a fold that isn't cracked or ripped. I am going to try and learn to build new bellows, but I don't imagine it's as easy as it looks (and it doesn't look very easy!).

Thanks,

Oskar

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