David Lay Posted December 18, 2021 Share Posted December 18, 2021 (edited) I am wondering if there is agreement on how a good quality Anglo should play and what design features affect this. I have a high quality modern instrument that to me is very supple, quick to sound, and has good volume. I also have a hybrid which play similarly. A friend, however, has a red Chinese product which I have tried and found to play "only reluctantly". It's as though playing it is meant to build your strength (or wear you down). Setting aside material quality differences, what makes the Chinese one so difficult? (Certainly, very soft vinyl could be used in the bellows to make it yield.) Is it all in the reeds and if so, what makes one reed design require so much more pressure to play than another that the Chinese maker didn't provide? I understand that cheap materials are "cheap", that the Chinese maker might not quite tune the reeds, and that fasteners might be replaced with hot glue, but do not understand the greater effort required to play one. Edited December 18, 2021 by David Lay Clarity Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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