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Old 05-08-2019, 12:13 PM   #1
Ken Fitzpatrick
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Default Drone reeds air escape...

Hi, ive just bought two new tenor reeds, ive hemped them both in and moved the bridles so that when I just over blow they shut off at the same time but with the chanter stock corked and i blow them up I can hear air coming out the top of both drones and I have to wait till it stops before I can attempt to strike in which in this is case is not helping, if I move the bridles any more they will just shut off. ? anyone any ideas, ive checked for cracks etc.
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Drone reeds air escape...

That's normal, air will be escaping all the time during that test.

Some drone reeds perform better than others but I'm not convinced that its a good indicator of an air efficient reed.

If you have set them as you say then they will be fine and as good as they can be. The real questions are, do they sound good and can you comfortably play them?
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: Drone reeds air escape...

Hi, thx for reply, yeah they play fine just hard to strike them in if I was playing with a band I would not be able to strike in with everyone else, im having to just blow them up then bring the reed in.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:10 PM   #4
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Default Re: Drone reeds air escape...

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Hi, ive just bought two new tenor reeds, ive hemped them both in and moved the bridles so that when I just over blow they shut off at the same time but with the chanter stock corked and i blow them up I can hear air coming out the top of both drones and I have to wait till it stops before I can attempt to strike in which in this is case is not helping, if I move the bridles any more they will just shut off. ? anyone any ideas, ive checked for cracks etc.
..might need a bit more play time...an hour or so....and then perhaps still a bit more split nano something bridle adjustment.
You should mention what kind of reeds...to get informed responses from actual user experience.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:39 PM   #5
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Default Re: Drone reeds air escape...

What kind of reeds and what kind of bag?
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