DIYAPASON-L Digest #944 - Thursday, January 22, 2004
 
Misbehaving reeds
  by "Drew Taylor" <dhtaylor@netmcr.com>
RE: [Residence Organs]  Misbehaving reeds
  by "atos" <atos@stirlingprop.com>
 

(back) Subject: Misbehaving reeds From: "Drew Taylor" <dhtaylor@netmcr.com> Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 01:00:36 -0500   Here is a good one for the voicing masters out there. I have an 8' Cornopean (Schantz) which I recently built chests for and put in the organ here on 3.5-4" of WP. The trebles sound great, some of the tenor octave notes also have nice quick attack and speech but many of the tenor and bass notes have delayed speech due, I assume, to the low pressure. Are there any modifications I can make to get these misbehaving notes to speak faster?   I can't get the pressure up any more than it is now, I've tweaked toe holes and that helped many of the higher notes speak correctly but doesen't help the really bad ones. Some of the basses have solder blobs on the tongues, I assume to perfect speech. I don't have as much experience voicing reeds as I do with flues, and I know why old man Audsley didn't recommend them for screwdriver holding tinkerers like me!   Regards,   -Drew Taylor    
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Misbehaving reeds From: "atos" <atos@stirlingprop.com> Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 06:51:40 -0600   If the entire low end of the rank is displaying the same problem, you = might want to send one or two pipes to Rick Morrison at Eastern Organ Pipes and let him see if there is a problem. I had some high end tuba pipes that couldn't be stabilized and Rick found the problem to be bad reeds that we couldn't detect on our end. There are several good shops for pipe repairs, but Eastern seems to be the best when it comes to reeds. Audsley was = correct about not tinkering around with reed pipes.   -----Original Message----- From: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org [mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Drew Taylor Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 12:01 AM To: Residence Organ List Subject: [Residence Organs] Misbehaving reeds     Here is a good one for the voicing masters out there. I have an 8' Cornopean (Schantz) which I recently built chests for and put in the organ here on 3.5-4" of WP. The trebles sound great, some of the tenor octave notes also have nice quick attack and speech but many of the tenor and bass notes have delayed speech due, I assume, to the low pressure. Are there any modifications I can make to get these misbehaving notes to speak faster?   I can't get the pressure up any more than it is now, I've tweaked toe holes and that helped many of the higher notes speak correctly but doesen't help the really bad ones. Some of the basses have solder blobs on the tongues, I assume to perfect speech. I don't have as much experience voicing reeds as I do with flues, and I know why old man Audsley didn't recommend them for screwdriver holding tinkerers like me!   Regards,   -Drew Taylor   DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own Residence Pipe Organs. HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org