Tune metal reeds of musical instruments to standard pitch.
What does a Metal Reed Tuner do?
Tunes metal reeds of musical instruments to standard pitch: Dismantles instrument and removes reed blocks, using handtools. Positions reed block over orifice in testing stand and actuates hand-or foot-operated bellows to sound reed. Strikes tuning bar and compares pitch of reed with that of bar to ascertain that reed is sharp or flat. 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. Tunes remaining reeds in their chromatic relationship to tuning bar. May lubricate and make repairs and adjustments to other parts of instrument.