Melodeon.net Forums

Discussions => Other Free Reed Instruments => Topic started by: nomad on March 25, 2011, 11:44:05 PM

Title: swap reed blocks
Post by: nomad on March 25, 2011, 11:44:05 PM
Hello all.

I have a 4 voice piano accordion, musette tuned. The high reeds are +30 and the low reeds -20 Clarinet and Basson are concert pitch.
Now I will try to explain this clearly, I have had the grill off and moving the coupler slide manually. I have found that I get a much nicer tone by selecting the -20 reeds with Bandon which is called Horn on some couples that I have seen, and also using it along with clarinet, give an effect called Celeste.

Is it possible to swap the reed block tuned at -20 with the reed bock tuned at +30, and vice versa.



thanks
Title: Re: swap reed blocks
Post by: Theo on March 26, 2011, 05:34:11 PM
Unlikely, the reedblocks usually stand at different angles to get sufficient spacing between the reed banks,  swapping reedblocks will disturb this spacing
Title: Re: swap reed blocks
Post by: nomad on March 26, 2011, 06:18:58 PM
Hi Theo

Thanks for the reply, I have another option that I know will work but thought i would try and eliminate the easiest one first.