Richard Mellish Posted August 2, 2021 Share Posted August 2, 2021 (edited) I have hesitated whether to mention this, but it may be worth it for anyone who encounters a phenomenon that was baffling the person who had the loan of my Rock Chidley English and baffled me at first when she brought it to me for investigation. One note on push sounded fine most of the time but sometimes went up in pitch and sounded very odd. It seemed to be random until I noticed that it was happening when the bellows were almost closed, or getting towards closed with the end tilted. I then surmised that the nearest bellows fold must be fouling the reed. I thought of fitting something that the bellows fold would touch before it reached the reed. I consulted Steve Dickinson who suggested a very small woodscrew, but there was no space between the reed frames and valves where a screw could go and do the job. So I bodged up a little strip of steel, clamped at one end nearer the center of the reed pan and resting against the pan near the edge. It isn't pretty but it does the job, I don't think it will harm the bellows, and it can be removed in future, only needing a scrap of filler for the two holes in the reedpan for the tiny clamping screws. Edited August 4, 2021 by Richard Mellish Edit: corrected a typo. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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