As a side issue, I find that a slideable seat makes tuning far easier,
especially if one frequents sessions or is trying to play with other types
of instruments. Wrapping the reed is far less of a chore. I haven't found
any downside to it - a bit of wax holds the staple nicely inside the seat.
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From: Johnson Thomas <[log in to unmask]>
To: 'Uilleann Lists' <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Saturday, September 11, 1999 4:23 AM
Subject: SV: another reed question...
>When adjusting a chanter reed I position the reed in the chanter throat
>the A is in tune with a blowpipe tune or A pitchfork. I move the reed up
>by removing or adding hemp to the staple.