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Re: Tuning a cajun accordion

Just keep in mind, AJ, if you tune the reeds out of the accordion, they may change a bit when you reinstall them, so you may have to do some touch up in place. The top (push) reeds are easy, just need to slip a thin metal strip under them for support. The pull ones on the bigger reeds are not too bad if you have a reed hook to lift them out of the slot. On the small ones, I just pop out, tune, and stick back in. Sounds more daunting than it is. After you're done, make sure to reheat the wax to reseal. Lemme know if you have any questions.

Re: Tuning a cajun accordion

Thanks Bryan that's very kind, think I'll tinker with harmonicas to start with and leave my accordion to the professionals for now so I don't lose too much playing time.

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