[Harp-L] Another reason why polishing reed bases might increase their life
Sat Aug 5 14:16:17 EDT 2017
I was wondering if there might be another reason why reeds whose bases have been polished down 2 semitones or more might last longer. (Until I see a controlled study I'm skeptical.) Might it be that the base of the reed is thinner, rather than smoother? I would think that a reed with a thinner base would be less likely to break when the reed vibrates because the base is more flexible.
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