Well, you could do an internet search for "reed adjustment books".Hi,
Does anyone have a link to a video or other resource for adjusting reeds using a reed knife or other tool? What are the principles and techniques for making reeds responsive and reliable?
My very elaborate reed adjustment "system" consists of a small penknife (1.25" blade) and a Cordier L'Uniq trimmer. And my hands and eyes.actually you can make a scraping knife of many knives that you own already and I use a canoe whetstone for fine adjustments, works beautifully and costs nothing or pennies
Yes to both statements.Now if with more lip on the left the reed blows stuffier, does that mean the right side (which is should be vibrating more when the left side is dampened) is more resistant=harder, so I need to scrape on the right?
Trying to ascertain that the stuffier sound/feel equates to harder and not softer.
Take skeller's advice and use a bit coarser sandpaper. Scraping with a knife also works, but I've had better success with sandpaper, maybe because it's too easy to remove more than necessary with a knife.What I had been doing wrong for years is using a piece of #400 or #600 wet or dry paper. This takes a loooong time to remove enough material on the lower part of the reed to make much difference in response. Scraping with a knife is so much quicker.