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reed identifiction saltarelle
« on: March 02, 2017, 09:01:52 PM »

Saltarelle Italian reeds can anyone quickly tell me which ones thanks.
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Re: reed identifiction saltarelle
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 10:09:14 PM »

To me, they look like the ones that the argument was about the other week, with the line across the corner. (Am I remembering them correctly, anyone?)
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Re: reed identifiction saltarelle
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 10:11:40 PM »

Virtually all Italian reeds have the line across the corner.

The photo is not very well focussed so I can't say anything useful.

What did you want to know?  Maker, or grade of reed?
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Re: reed identifiction saltarelle
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 05:20:59 AM »

They look the same as the ones in my Serenellini-built Pastourelle, but that's as much as I know........
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Re: reed identifiction saltarelle
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 10:35:56 AM »

Impossible to give any valid information based on such grainy pictures. Try and post high resolution angled close-up of 1 reed, if possible also of rivet alone. If it is Italian hand made ("a mano"), which it is most probably not, the edge of the foot (where the reed is riveted) should show a blueish colour. High-end reeds usually show the manufacturers' mark on a few (but not all) reed frames.
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Re: reed identifiction saltarelle
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2017, 10:45:35 AM »

High-end reeds usually show the manufacturers' mark on a few (but not all) reed frames.

True, but Saltarelle are coy about revealing who makes their reeds and I've never seen a makers mark on reeds in a Saltarelle, other than a 'c' which is cast into Cagnoni bass reed plates.  My guess is that they use whichever maker gives them the best terms.
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Re: reed identifiction saltarelle
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2017, 05:10:44 PM »

Grade really Theo . Its an older Gc bouble and I got it from you about 10 years ago .I would not expect you to remember it so many melodeons ago,The forum wont take high res as I have to edit it to comply with the upload limit.I just had it open and wondered if the reeds in the older ones were better than the latter stopped Boubles its not that important but as regards recent posts I  am trying to upgrade my knowledge in the area of reed identification . Kind regards
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Re: reed identifiction saltarelle
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2017, 06:00:12 PM »

If it's a Bouebe then it will have machine made reeds. But, the machine made reeds in those boxes play really well, often better than some of the tipo a mano or even a mano reeds found in later Saltarelles.  It's less important to ID the type of reed than it is to simply judge the playability and sound.
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Re: reed identifiction saltarelle
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2017, 06:32:29 PM »

Thanks Theo I agree but I  am trying to match the two approaches. Always thought this a nice box and have kept it so far but lately been wondering as you know what makes a good reed so trying to type them as well.Appreciated
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Re: reed identifiction saltarelle
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 09:50:06 AM »

 I have lately had 3 Dino Baffetti D/G 2 rows to tune [we like them a bit wetter around here. being in the Welsh marches]. All have different reed makers, the oldest has the line in the corners as does the next oldest but the reeds in this one are harder and thinner than the oldest. But the youngest one has a set which had a name stamped on the 4 reed which has been roughly ground off. Funny I thought ??? any idea.
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Re: reed identifiction saltarelle
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2017, 09:54:39 AM »

 Meant to say the box with the ground off mane was a virgin. I was the first to enter so the ground reed bloke must be a factory mod..
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Re: reed identifiction saltarelle
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017, 10:03:28 AM »

 I also did not mean to say bloke, I meant plate,
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