Reed Making

Process and photographs of reeds in various stages

Title: An outline of my reed making process

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013 12:00:00 am

On many occasions, I have been asked to outline the process by which I make my English Horn reeds. The following is a brief discussion.

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Title: Wireless, part 1

Thu, Jan 17th, 2013 12:00:00 am

Any discussion of English Horn reeds would be incomplete without addressing the relative merits and/or drawbacks of using wire on the reed.

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Title: Wireless, Part II

Wed, Jan 16th, 2013 12:00:00 am

Prior to making a decision with regard to using a wire, there are a number of points one should consider.

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Title: A few comments about English Horn shaper tips

Tue, Jan 15th, 2013 12:00:00 am

On many occasions, I have been asked about the various English Horn shaper tips currently available. The following is a brief discussion about this very important matter.

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Title: The advantages of using a Dial indicator Thickness Gauge

Mon, Jan 14th, 2013 12:00:00 am

I have found that using this tool has improved my reeds and saved time.

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Title: a few comments on the diameter of tube cane

Sun, Jan 13th, 2013 12:00:00 am

There are many opinions as to the ideal diameter for English Horn tube cane.

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Title: Basic Measurements of my English Horn reeds

Sun, Sep 8th, 2019 12:00:00 am

In response to numerous requests, I have listed below several basic measurements of my English Horn reeds. Of course, each piece of cane is different, so measurements my vary slightly from reed to reed. I have never used wires to control the openings because I believe that a good gouge, mindful scraping and side rails will control the opening and allow the reed to vibrate properly.

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