jeepman wrote:Thanks for the tip i haven't gotten to the end of the second DVD yet but i'll check that out it might help.
Trevor Shannahan has had a video up on T shaving a reed. It's easier to understand and to do than a conventional thinning of the reed by shaving or sanding. Whatever you do, I'd get a couple extra reeds to play with before you start altering things. Before you do anything else, mark the junction of your reed and wedge with a fine tipped Sharpie pen to help you get the reed back into the same location, if it comes loose or you decide to adjust it.
I just tune the call a little higher in pitch than I want to end up with. Mark the junction of the reed and wedge with a Sharpie pen, and draw a line from the wedge toward the reed tip about 2/3's of the way to the tip and let the ink dry. I shave the ink off the point where the wedge/reed touch and down the center. I usually test the call, then if I need it to run easier, re ink it and scrape off the ink again. Normally, two light shavings is all that is required.http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/pla ... +call+reed