Fix a skirling on E
I had a customer call with a reed problem that some of you may have encountered. His reed was skirling on E. Most disconcerting, but an easy fix. It was caused by the reed being set slightly too high in the reeds seat. Once the reed was set slightly deeper in the seat the problem went away. A fraction of an inch can be the difference between skirling and a problem. Never fear if this happens to you. Just re-seat the reed and voila.