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Old 10-02-2018, 10:21 PM   #41
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Default Re: Shouldn't there be threads in drone seats??

I have been taught that you can push on the ends of cane reeds as long as it is without a twisting or bending motion.
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:59 AM   #42
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Default Re: Shouldn't there be threads in drone seats??

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I have been taught that you can push on the ends of cane reeds as long as it is without a twisting or bending motion.
You probably shouldn't do this just because it will flex the body without flexing the tongue, and can alter the shape enough to change performance. Shawn Husk has a good vide on youtube of how to seat cane drone reeds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwkZYdVj00M


In terms of different reed seats between makers, I don't think so. (If I could use squiggly font here I would)


I know a lot of makers use the same drone reed seat reamer, or at least I have seen that reported on here. They may ream it to a different depth, thus changing the exit diameter, but it should be the same slope along the seat. Some older pipes need to have their seats reamed a little to accept reeds to a more controllable depth, but I don't know whether that is the make or if that is a product of the age of the pipes. I have been around a while, but not long enough to say that.


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