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Old 05-19-2019, 08:49 AM   #11
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A good thot. A bit of leak around a bush or from under a ring cap could cause this.

On occasion if my EZ reed does this I slide the bridle fully to the rear ( lengthen the tongue) then stroke the exposed blade with index finger pressure along the tongue length with enough pressure to create a bit of friction/heat....do this 15-20 strokes...it seems to reset the tongue a bit ...then itís tickety boo usually. Running a crisp dollar bill under tongue under finger pressure to clear away any imagined goobies also makes me feel like Iíve thot of everything.


Thanks! Iíll try that and report back.


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Old 05-19-2019, 09:02 AM   #12
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I'm using the same Canning tenors for the last 10 years. I have had them go south a couple of times and I have sprayed them inside and out with citrus degreaser then dried them very carefully with low psi compressed air and with doing nothing else they were back to working perfectly as they were when new.
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:04 AM   #13
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A good thot. A bit of leak around a bush or from under a ring cap could cause this.

On occasion if my EZ reed does this I slide the bridle fully to the rear ( lengthen the tongue) then stroke the exposed blade with index finger pressure along the tongue length with enough pressure to create a bit of friction/heat....do this 15-20 strokes...it seems to reset the tongue a bit ...then itís tickety boo usually. Running a crisp dollar bill under tongue under finger pressure to clear away any imagined goobies also makes me feel like Iíve thot of everything.


Heís playing poly pipes tho... so cracks arenít likely.

And he hasnít reported Airloss, just reed instability.


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Old 05-19-2019, 09:07 AM   #14
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Heís playing poly pipes tho... so cracks arenít likely.

And he hasnít reported Airloss, just reed instability.


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Yeah, like I said, I switched each tenor reed between drones and found the problem was the reed, not the pipe.


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Old 05-19-2019, 03:47 PM   #15
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I tried El Gaiteroís suggestions, and they worked. Thanks!!


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Old 05-19-2019, 04:21 PM   #16
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I tried El Gaitero’s suggestions, and they worked. Thanks!!


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...I am curious....how far behind the airhole under the tongue is the leading edge of the tenor bridle? Mine are usually at/about 1/16”. Is the back of the airhole rounded or square cut?

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