Re: [Harp-L] Flat reed

The reason that the reed has gone flat is probably that it has fatigued and cracked.  You are most likely correct that if you tune it up, it will just go flat again.  It is also likely that it will continue to go flatter.  It would be a mistake to make a special tuning to accommodate its flattened condition.
There are two separate and independent considerations here:
1. The reed is fatigued and needs to be replaced.
2. Choose an alternate tuning only if that is what you wish to play.


On Oct 13, 2011, at 5:41 AM, Brian Irving wrote:

> The 5 draw in my C harp has gone flat, from F to E,  after a jam session
> last night.  Rather than try to retune it back to F (which in my limited
> experience rarely works as the reed has probably been weakened already) are
> there any suggestions on re-tuning some other reeds on the harp to create an
> alternative tuning?
> Brian

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