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Author Topic: What's the difference between chromatic and diatonic reeds?  (Read 1566 times)

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Re: What's the difference between chromatic and diatonic reeds?
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2018, 04:42:20 PM »

It took me back to my "engineering" days all this talk about clogging files.  It was more common where I worked to rub chalk into a file to reduce the cut - the management were to tight to let us buy fine files!

Haha that's some impressive penny-pinching!

On the subject of soldering; anyone got a photo of an example of doing it well on the reeds? I've got some assumptions about where not to put it and possible side-effects (like stressing the reeds too much if the solder is too heavy/only in one specific spot), but I dunno if I'm right  ;D

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Re: What's the difference between chromatic and diatonic reeds?
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2018, 07:40:33 PM »

Rather than use a wire brush to clean files you can use a file card, made for the purpose of cleaning files. (wires tend to be thicker on wire brush than file card).

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Re: What's the difference between chromatic and diatonic reeds?
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2018, 08:14:27 PM »

On the subject of soldering; anyone got a photo of an example of doing it well on the reeds? I've got some assumptions about where not to put it and possible side-effects (like stressing the reeds too much if the solder is too heavy/only in one specific spot), but I dunno if I'm right  ;D

Doing some on Tuesday, will try to remember to take photos

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Re: What's the difference between chromatic and diatonic reeds?
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2018, 08:50:05 PM »

On the subject of soldering; anyone got a photo of an example of doing it well on the reeds? I've got some assumptions about where not to put it and possible side-effects (like stressing the reeds too much if the solder is too heavy/only in one specific spot), but I dunno if I'm right  ;D

Doing some on Tuesday, will try to remember to take photos

Awesome, thanks Lester!

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Re: What's the difference between chromatic and diatonic reeds?
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2018, 12:56:57 PM »

On the subject of soldering; anyone got a photo of an example of doing it well on the reeds? I've got some assumptions about where not to put it and possible side-effects (like stressing the reeds too much if the solder is too heavy/only in one specific spot), but I dunno if I'm right  ;D

Doing some on Tuesday, will try to remember to take photos

Awesome, thanks Lester!

Better still a video

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Re: What's the difference between chromatic and diatonic reeds?
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2018, 03:26:16 PM »

That's great, thanks very much! Now to find where I hid my soldering iron ::)
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Re: What's the difference between chromatic and diatonic reeds?
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2018, 03:38:56 PM »

Better still a video

Brilliant! Very helpful. Thanks, Lester.  (:)  :|glug
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