Reed Chipped

Discussion in 'Reeds' started by Agomongo1235, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Agomongo1235

    Agomongo1235

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    So I was using the ATG System and well I chipped it is it still okay to play it? I can still play the notes, but just not up the high D.
     
    Tags:
  2. Twist_Of_Fate

    Twist_Of_Fate

    Joined:
    May 11, 2013
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    To quote Leonard McCoy, MD..."He's dead, Jim."
     
  3. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2007
    Messages:
    10,660
    Likes Received:
    390
  4. SOTSDO

    SOTSDO Old King Log Staff Member CE/Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Messages:
    2,494
    Likes Received:
    24
    I've played on chipped reeds that were adequate, but never were they optimal. In the heat of battle (so to speak), you may have to use a damaged reed until you have the opportunity to replace it. But, by the end of a scene (in musical theater) or the end of a set (in performance work), I've always moved to another one that's intact.

    In a similar vein, I've yet to encounter an intact reed (in Van Dornes, at least) out of the box that was not useable. Some are better than others, but all of them will do for me.
     
  5. jbtsax

    jbtsax Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,405
    Likes Received:
    42
    A chipped or broken corner will result in an unbalanced reed that is unresponsive and prone to squeaks. If there is a small bit of material broken off in the center area of the tip of the reed, the effect is often minimal. You know the saying: "Location, location, location".
     

Share This Page

Our staff's websites:


Loading...