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Old 04-26-2017, 02:58 PM   #21
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Default Re: 3-Corner File for Chanter Reed Mods???

This is the exact product that I used to use:

Great Neck Swedish Needle Files.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/252645084153
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:02 PM   #22
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Default Re: 3-Corner File for Chanter Reed Mods???

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This is the exact product that I used to use:

Great Neck Swedish Needle Files.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/252645084153
Thanks, Colin. And a lot cheaper than the ones I found. With the savings, maybe I'll buy myself some MacLellan reeds! Which reminds me: I've never used straight-cut reeds. Is there any advantage over ridge-cut?
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:43 PM   #23
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Thanks, Colin. And a lot cheaper than the ones I found. With the savings, maybe I'll buy myself some MacLellan reeds! Which reminds me: I've never used straight-cut reeds. Is there any advantage over ridge-cut?
As always, it depends on the sound you are after. Ridge cuts have a bit of an edge to them; instantly impactive, a good crack off most.

Straight cut reeds tend to be a bit warmer in tone.

Personally, I'd never play a ridge cut reed, but I sure would in a band.
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