General Care and Maintenance of Ney
In the net, you can find some information about maintaining of Ney.
I have to state that this information seems as if maintaining of ney was
too difficult, but actually it is not.
I want to give you a few practical
hints and tips on maintaining your ney in a good playable condition.
You should lubricate your ney once a month regularly. Since ney has an organic
structure, it is affected by hot like all wood instruments. For this reason,
it is wrong to keep it in a hot or sunny place. This may cause your ney
to bend or crack.
The default tuning frequency of ney is 440 Hz, however in hot places, this
may be 444 or even higher.
Therefore, I suggest that you should keep your
ney in its case inside and outside.
If you do this, you dont face such
problems as bending and molding. As stated in some websites, hanging your
ney on the wall is unnecessary and ridiculous, in my opinion.
As I expressed before, ney must be lubricated once a month regularly, because
dry reed has a puffing sound. In other words, the sound level of dry reed
If you can not blow a clean sound, this demoralizes you, of course.
Another problem you may face is bending of your ney. The best method to
prevent this is to keep neys in their special cases. I suggest the cardboard
ney-cases that are given free to the customers who buy new Neys.
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do not have a case, you can keep your ney in even a large vase.
In some websites, a few methods about lubrication of ney are suggested.
None of them suggests a ramrod (of a rifle) except ME. What they suggest
are as follows:
- Ney can be lubricated in an oil storage tank (or something)
I do not
know you but I do not have enough free space to keep a tank in my home.
- To draw oil into a pipet (like drinking coke) and release it into Ney
I am not so skillful and I probably drink oil. Oh no, it is the last thing
I want to do!
- After closing the bottom part of ney, oil is poured into the ney by using
a PVC pipe
It is really the best method of all.
However, I suggest you a ramrod to lubricate ney.
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