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Old 09-04-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default New Reed treatments...

Ok, let's assume, for the sake of argument, that you live in Antarctica and you order a new chanter reed for the band.
What do the forumites do to the reed to help aid the breaking in process?
Now this hypothetical reed is
dryed out
closed up
sounds mehish
and would be perfect with your treatments
Serving Jello with a ladle since... forever
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: New Reed treatments...

Short answer is stick it in and blow it.
Many issues will resolve with a gradual increase in moisture and vibration. Once played for a while deal with any issues that arise through manipulation.
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