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Setting the Reed

When I played a Ab/Eb Jeffries concertina, I noticed that the Low F tone in the Eb row on the left hand side wasn't responsive. So, I tried to reset the F reed.

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I dismantled the concertina and removed the F reed from the reed pan.

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Reed

The gap under the reed tongue was too wide.

Reed_before_2

I reset the reed like this.

Reed_after

Now, the F reed is more responsive.

It took about forty minuetes for me to reset the reed.

Low notes are more difficult to adjust than high notes because reed tongues of low notes are thick and slow to speak!

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