Kim Haan, oboist
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|Posted on January 18, 2014 at 6:04 PM|
I think I've found the perfect reed.
It's similar to the way I used to make my reeds when I lived in the States and incorporates the English and the Continental styles.
I use a Rieger profiler that I've set up for a longer tip and a longer back than the English U scrape. The back is not as long as the American back which goes almost to the top of the thread.
I set the profiler to take a small amount of cane off of the reed and then I hand scrape the tip to make it longer and to incorporate more of a "heart" and secondary tip after the primary tip. I also take more out of the back but leaving the spine intact.
Well, I seem to have developed a consistency that I like and my pupils like.