I've got to re-tie a reed. I put the cane slips on the staple, I start
tying them, as prescribed, starting from the tapered end, to the end
of the staple, then back again. WHat I get is a completely closed
reed. Thight shut. My two other reeds, when the bridle is removed,
stay slightly open. The one I re-tied is sealed shut. What can be
wrong? I'm a bit afraid to try to force it open with a bridle.