Thanks to everybody for the hints.
But my problem is that the high e is too sharp (20-25 cents) and the
rest is reasonabely in tune.
The low E is only slightly too high (~5 cents).
When I open the reed the high e gets better in tune, but the chanter
needs too much pressure and so it is not cosy at all to play anymore
(I'm an old guy - almost 47 ;-) )
When I pull out the reed it all notes are too flat, especially the left
I remember it is important on what side of the hole I tape it(add
wax...) . But I can not remember which side affects the higer octave
more than the lower one.
Thanks for any infos
Johnson Thomas schrieb:
> "Hhmm.......That seems like a strange bit of advice Thomas. If you
> pull the reed further out you will flatten the top hand notes much
> more than the lower ones. So pulling the reed out would make E/e
> relatively sharper to the rest of the instrument." Henry Hopkins.
> Yes you're right, I wrote quicker than I was thinking - how about moving the
> bridle further up the reed head then, wouldn't that help to flatten the
> offending notes?
> Thomas Johnson