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Old 09-14-2018, 02:46 PM   #7
el gaitero
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Default Re: Dumb Question: Drones vs. Chanter Reed Strength

To move a ( flat band) bridle in the oft required split nanohairs ...a couple of the big boys showed me years back how they would scuff the leading edge with their finger at the compass points and In microscopically make the bridle ‘inchworm’ forward or back. This can be tedious depending on how many atoms you need to move it ...and then a trial mouth blow ( in the drone) to see when/ how easily or too quickly it shuts off.. give it a good strong blow...looking for about 2 seconds as it’s coming up to max pressure to shut off. You might more of an interval....but no so much less ..that you’ll shut off the reed when striking in or comfortably playing.
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