David Lay Posted August 13, 2022 Share Posted August 13, 2022 It seems concertina designers either learn their craft be working with someone who knows (a Master) or by research and experimentation. (Wouldn't a design manual be nice!) I would like to better understand reed design. For any reed tone, there are several aspects that can be adjusted including reed length, width, initial thickness, metallurgy, and lastly - filed variations in thickness. Assume one has the frame gap and potential air leaks all resolved. What reed dimensions would one start with for a very responsive C in each octave? (C3, C4, C5, C6). I expect a larger but thicker reed may be capable of sounding at a desired high pitch, but that it would be "stubborn" to start and muted. Could one make a "stubborn" reed more responsive by filing? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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