From: Douglas Tate <;100576.32~ompuserve.com>;
Date: 27 Nov 95 15:23:27 EST
Subject: Stainless steel reeds

Vern Smith mentions stainless steel reeds and windsavers and asks if anyone
is interested.

I would be very interested to hear his views on what he has created. I have had
a number of 'wind savers' through my hands in the past umpteen years but all
have been disappointing in the long run. (Some better than others) I would
love
to hear about someone who has cracked the problem.

SS reeds. About twenty years ago I tried stainless reeds and nearly got a
hernia from blowing them. The trouble is that they were from an accordian
and
it was soon after this that I hit on a different idea which worked and didn't
pursue them.

If you have had some success with that material I would be very interested to
hear about them. How thin did you have to make them and what sort of tone can
you get from them, the ones I made sounded like a horse which has been
approached from the rear at 30 miles an hour with a red hot poker.

Douglas T



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