My lovely Eaton gurdy came with a nice loud trompette, which Nigel, at the October Ramsgate Buzz, further adjusted, with the aid of a razor blade, so it's now super-sensitive.
And it's great for when I want a real blast. But sometimes I want a quieter less dominant buzz, so when I found another chien in the case, nearly finished, of maybe slightly heavier wood, I used that smashing three-language maintenance book to work on it. To my relief it's OK, and quieter, but it's not as fast to respond.
It also sticks out more at the end furthest from the centre of the instrument, where the louder one is more slanted down this has more of a rectangular end in profile. I hope this makes sense!
The book says if I shave/sand it down just under the "hinge" point it will be more "responsive".
Please can anyone who's tried this tell me if this means faster, or louder, or both? It's a lovely chien, and I don't want to waste a good'un by simply making it as loud as the other!
Any advice welcome, please.