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I've a very nice instrument from a reputable maker, traditional reeds etc, am really happy with how it plays and sounds.  Its G row is noticeably quieter/sweeter/mellower than the C; is that typical?  I don't mind it much, just curious if this is a feature not a bug.  It makes me think of diatonic button boxes, where in the old days the inner row was often a bit underpowered compared the outer.   

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Difficult to say without hearing it. Or playing it. if it is a problem it may be the set of the reeds, or air-tightness of the chambers of the reedpan. If it is "mellower on both sides, it would be surprising if it were a defect, but still possible.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Interesting; I would not see this difference in reed tone as being a worry.. for example on my own Anglo style instrument my G row has duplicate notes of other row notes, example G,natural on G row is more responsive when I want to play very quietly, more so than the G natural on the C major row. I use this mild difference to advantage when I want to play very delicately or very quietly. See, and use the difference to benefit playing style, and ( as long as not really serious) and see it more as that's the particular instruments "character".. 

(Just a thought).

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