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Old 01-17-2019, 03:58 PM   #8
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Default Re: Losing air at bass drone

Is the tongue on the bass reed airtight? I mean if you mouth-blow the reed until it shuts, does air still get through? I had this issue recently and retired a set of reeds because of it.
From what I understand this used to be a standard test for cane reeds, and I would think applies to synthetics, though I don't hear about it much.

Edit: I believe Bruce Hitchings addresses this in the linked video, I watched it recently, so sorry to be redundant
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