[Harp-L] Reed most often replaced.

Trip Henderson trip.tunes@xxxxx
Mon Aug 22 14:36:13 EDT 2016

I find that its the reed that gets played the most that fails regardless
bending, etc and the lower the note the faster it goes out of tune. I will
wear out reeds MUCH faster playing fiddle tunes than I will playing blues
or country etc. In playing old time fiddle tunes you are generally playing
in unison with the fiddler and these tunes can go on, and on, and on...for
10-15 minutes.  I bring a minimum of 4 harps in each of the common old time
keys (A, C, D, G) to any gig where I'm playing that style and I can be sure
to have several go out of tune over the course of a 3 hour dance.


Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:34:34 -0700
From: Robert Hale <robert at xxxxx>

Over the years, seems like Draw 4 more often goes flat beyond tuning, and
needs replacing.
Can it be observed that reeds more often bent will go flat sooner?

Your experience?


*Trip Henderson*

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