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Setting the Reed (repair)

I made this video to show how the reed works. It depends on how much the gap under the reed tongue is.

If the gap under the tongue is too wide, the reed is slow to speak.

Too_wide1 Too_wide2

If the gap is too small, the reed is muted or doesn't speak at all.

Too_small1 Too_small2

If the gap is just right, the reed is fast to speak.

Right1 Right2

I used the Concertina Tuning Bellows that I bought from David J. Leese in March, 2009.

Tuning_bellows1_2 Tuning_bellows2_3 Tuning_bellows3_2

Tuning_bellows4 Tuning_bellows5

When I repair our concertinas, I often refer to The Concertina Maintenance Manual by David Elliott. I bought it from David J. Leese, too.

I hope this video is helpful to you when you set reeds.

Spare_reeds1

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