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    Glad to hear you're getting closer! The...

    Glad to hear you're getting closer!

    The combination of bore work and a new MPC I made (separate thread) to be used with a soft reed made my instrument play in concert pitch over 2 octaves with...
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    Wow, the sound at 0:09s is exactly the sound that...

    Wow, the sound at 0:09s is exactly the sound that I hate:)
    (The player really needs to read the score for that??)
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    "Romania weaponized the tarogato, and it shows in...

    "Romania weaponized the tarogato, and it shows in the playing style, which sounds to my ears like a cross between a giant kazoo on steroids and a buzzsaw cutting through tin sheeting"

    ^^ Possibly...
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    Thanks Groovekiller. I agree with your advice on...

    Thanks Groovekiller. I agree with your advice on experimentation. Cool history there, I learned some things!

    John and Toby have discussed mouthpieces and reeds in other threads, so it's all good....
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    John, I understood perfectly what you meant of...

    John, I understood perfectly what you meant of course, it's all in good fun! I don't think Groovekiller was referring to you specifically. I do know the general trend of encouraging using harder...
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    Using #1 reeds now

    So I got my box of RICO 1's from amazon on Friday (after I was told that nobody makes #1 reeds). I slapped one on my new mouthpiece...
  7. Thank you Toby. I gotta say, your insight has...

    Thank you Toby. I gotta say, your insight has been instrumental in this. Last night I made a small tweak still, removing some wood about 1.5 cm from the tip of the baffle. I needed to bring down the...
  8. Thanks John. I'm obviously in the middle of...

    Thanks John. I'm obviously in the middle of oiling both mpc's, as you can tell from the photo. I use almond oil with a few drops of tea tree oil. The new one soaked up some oil overnight, so I figure...
  9. Pictures. The one on the right (metal ring on the...

    Pictures. The one on the right (metal ring on the outside) is the new MPC. The one on the left is the original.
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  10. That is exactly how I worked my way down to the...

    That is exactly how I worked my way down to the right pitch.



    ...or unless you're willing to experiment:)

    It's really fine. I should have mentioned this as a 3rd goal, but my full intention...
  11. New MPC made, based on Cody's experiments

    So I finally took into consideration all issues discussed here regarding pitch, timbre, and playability, and made myself a new mouthpiece for my taragot. I wanted to address 2 specific issues:

    1....
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    Violins don't stand out as-is?

    Violins don't stand out as-is?
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    Last year I spent a week playing with folk...

    Last year I spent a week playing with folk musicians from Hungary who came to visit, and they liked to play in about 443 also. So I had to re-tune my small cimbalom (90 strings:smile: ).

    My...
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    Interesting. 99% of the time, the taragot is used...

    Interesting. 99% of the time, the taragot is used in folk music, where there is no such orchestral standard (usually things are in 440). In some villages, musicians tune up higher (higher string...
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    I was fully prepared to buy a new taragot from...

    I was fully prepared to buy a new taragot from Mr. Toth, had I not cancelled my HU trip last month.
    The 1st site shows pretty reasonable prices for new instruments. About as much as I'd expect to...
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    Oh yeah, I'm good about oiling. I just...

    Oh yeah, I'm good about oiling.

    I just realized though that a February gig in NYC might have been the culprit - after the show we were in a rush, and I just did some quick cleaning + drying of the...
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    Instrument is now fixed. Total of 3 cracks. It's...

    Instrument is now fixed. Total of 3 cracks. It's amazing how well the 406 can seep into the thinnest cracks. I also wrapped several turns of strong thread (with superglue) around those sections...
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    The short octaves: I did the unthinkable (to an...

    The short octaves: I did the unthinkable (to an instrument I spent $1250 on), and widened the top part of the upper joint bore. I took measurements across different parts of the instrument and...
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    Captain, That was EXACTLY the case with my...

    Captain,

    That was EXACTLY the case with my instrument. I'd have to squeeze the crap out of the reed in order to get anywhere close to correct pitch in the 2nd register (but still flat). The lower...
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    New cracks

    So I haven't played my taragot in about 6 weeks. It sat in its padded case (made by me), taken apart, cleaned and dried properly.

    I took it out now and noticed that all the rings are loose (they...
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    Good to know, thanks for the tips Toby. My...

    Good to know, thanks for the tips Toby.

    My unnamed Hungarian tarogato was an entire step flat, but only in the second octave - so in other words, the octaves were short. I'm not second-guessing my...
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    Update on the look of keys

    So it's been a while since I actually played my taragot. I opened the case the other day after a few months of the instrument just sitting idle in it. The keys that looked nice an shiny thanks to the...
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    Images of my taragot, before key replating: ...

    Images of my taragot, before key replating:

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_D9Ol8ZeTZ8/UEjpMKlcmqI/AAAAAAAAA1s/wX3D6h2Fe8g/s640/IMAG0097.jpg...
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    Thanks John. I'll get a full frontal photo in the...

    Thanks John. I'll get a full frontal photo in the next few days.

    Basically I just plated everything that was yellow, and left all other keys alone.

    George
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    originally i was going to do that, but then i...

    originally i was going to do that, but then i realized that with the 2 screws on the sides, nothing is in the way of the thumb. and i was right.

    i might still do it for aesthetic reasons.
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