Process and photographs of reeds in various stages
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.
English Horn reed measurements
Shape RDG #1
Tied length 61 mm.
Finished length 56 – 57mm.
Top of heart/blend 53 - 54 mm.
Length of heart 9 - 10 mm.
Length of center of tip 3 mm.
Length of tip at sides 4 – 5 mm.
Length of back 12 – 13 mm.
Length of Bark from string 4 – 5 mm.
Thickness of heart - measured halfway between top of heart/blend and back of heart and halfway between spine and side rails 52 – 53 mm.
Thickness of Blend between heart and tip 50 mm.Back to list page Email this Page