MusingMuso Posted June 6, 2007 Share Posted June 6, 2007 There are moments in life when one is forced to confess to utter and complete ignorance of something, and this is one of those moments. I have seen pipe-metal being cast, various metals formed into pipes (but never copper ones), soldered and then voiced. I have regulated and even re-voiced a number of metal pipes with success, but I have neither seen wooden pipes being made, nor seen a voicer attack any; yet they clearly must undergo the same sort of process as metal pipes with regards to languid adjustment, nicking etc. It seems fairly obvious that wooden pipes are much more difficult to manipulate; unlike metal-pipes, where it is possible to make something of a fist of it (assuming that irreversible cuts and nicking haven't been carried out), and then start all over again as a means of getting it right. Could someone please explain how the manfacture and voicing of wooden pipes is carried out? Finally, why do some 16ft basses have wedges driven into the corners of the wind-gap, and what affect does that have on the speech of a pipe? MM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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