Klarinet Archive - Posting 000926.txt from 1997/09
From: Karl Krelove <kkrelove@-----.com>
Subj: Re: reed "cuts"
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 19:03:59 -0400
At 10:21 PM 9/16/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Someone asked me about the difference between "French" or single-cut
>reeds, and double cut. While I had an idea, can anyone fill out what the
Single cut reeds have an oval or round shape where the bark begins (ends?).
Double cut reeds are stripped of bark up to a straight line and then the
taper is cut, so the bark line is straight. I think the double-cut ones are
called "French cut." Dave Blumberg, I haven't used regular VanDorens in a
while, but my recollection is the bark is cut the same way (straight or
double-cut) on regular and V12's. LasVoz, Lurie, and Rico are all single
cut, some brands (Queens, for one) can be bought cut either way.