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Hi,

I’ve read through the various posts and am not looking to restart any old debates on flat vs concave tables. I just picked up a Vintage Series Link Tone Edge and the table is very concave. The table curve resolves very near the facing break and well past the start of the window. It plays okay but maybe not great. I’ve never played a Slant or any high end copy so I don’t have much to compare it too. Opinions?
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Not a serious suggestion, but does the tip opening change depending on how hard you clamp the reed with the ligature?
I had to do it multiple times to be sure but yes tightening the lig more does open up the tip ever so slightly.
 

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I had to do it multiple times to be sure but yes tightening the lig more does open up the tip ever so slightly.
I would need to check it in different spots, BUT that is a too big and long concavity for my taste. On my pieces I put concave tables too, but not that deep. When it’s done right, you shouldn’t be seeing any light when looking from the side.

It can leak actually if you put your ligature towards the shank.


AFAIK, JJ Babbitt do that on purpose, though it seem to be killing reeds faster.

Okay-playing may be due to bad curve numbers, that’s another thing.
Thanks, it’s definitely a deeper curve than my stock modern Tone Edge and you can see right though it too.
 
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