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  • 1) Tunes metal reeds of musical instruments to standard pitch: Dismantles instrument and removes reed blocks, using handtools.

  • 2) Positions reed block over orifice in testing stand and actuates hand-or foot-operated bellows to sound reed.

  • 3) Strikes tuning bar and compares pitch of reed with that of bar to ascertain that reed is sharp or flat.

  • 4) Removes reed block from testing stand, inserts steel plate between reed and block to support reed, and files reed until it matches pitch of tuning bar.

  • 5) Tunes remaining reeds in their chromatic relationship to tuning bar.

  • 6) May lubricate and make repairs and adjustments to other parts of instrument.




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DOT:   730.381-034

Job Number: 6438