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Tiposx

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Is this dry tuning?
« on: September 02, 2017, 08:51:59 AM »

I decided to tweak a flat sounding G reed on my old Hohner single row 2-voice. This is my first attempt at altering the pitch of a reed. After the tweak the reed sounded amazing to my ears. I am sure it is much drier than the Hohner sound I am used to, but I would like to know what to ask for should I decide to have the box re-tuned at some time. Using the Cleartune app I found the following result 1st reed 393.7 hz. (+7.5) 2nd reed 394.7 hz. (+11)The standard pitch  is quoted as 392,  so they are close together and also sharp. I am not sure exactly what this means - Is it the dry (I think) tuning attracting me or possibly the slight sharpness also.
If I was to have the entire box sound like this would I have a difference of 1 hertz between reeds on each note, or would it alter up und down the keyboard?
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Re: Is this dry tuning?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 08:59:09 AM »

No it's not dry, but it is close to dry. 1Hz difference is usually described as "swing" but swing can also mean slightly wetter than that.  The best way to communicate what you want to someone tuning for you is to ask for tuning based on 1Hz difference. Or play the note to your tuning person and ask them to make the rest of the box match that one.
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Re: Is this dry tuning?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 09:44:55 AM »

That sounds like a good plan. I will be in touch Theo.
Many thanks
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