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 Re: Short scrape vs Long scrape reeds
Author: oboist2 
Date:   2017-11-21 02:09

From my own experience, I use cane that is around .60 mm in the centre, and about .45 at the sides, and my reeds are easy to blow on generally. The resistance in a reed is a combination of a variety of factors, and is generally set and adjusted by what one does in the scraping process rather than the length of the scrape or the gouge. If you look at the two different styles with a strong backlight, you can see the relationship between the various parts of the scrape. They all conspire together to give the reed its overall character. Whilst my basic design in every reed is approximately the same, the relationship between each of the main elements making up the reed can vary quite a lot, depending on how the various characteristics of the reed develop over the course of scraping and the first day or two of playing on that reed. I used the same gouge when I made shorter scrape reeds ( although my short scrape was a bit longer and slightly more complicated than the general short scrape is). The main thing when making reeds I think is to have as few variables as possible, because each bit of cane is going to be different from the last one anyway.

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