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 Gouge Blade Curve/Pitch
Author: mjfoboe 
Date:   2012-11-29 12:03


I know there have been extensive discussions on gougers on the forums. I read many of them.

And once again I am interested in getting another gouger.

Much of the discussion has been related to the benefits/liabilities of single vs. double radius gougers.

I would like to discuss another aspect of the gouger issue; that is the effect of various changes to the curve as it relates to reed making ... tone, pitch, flexibility etc.

I want to thank those who have already corresponded with me privately by email.

As many of you know I became interested in this issue when I switched from my Loree to m Marigaux 901, The old gouger set-up did not work for me anymore. I had a custom blade made which solved the problem of upper register pitch stability.

I know that some people have gougers with 11mm beds and for example 10.75 or 10.50 blades. Or smaller beds etc ......

So can one understand the curve changes as they relates to specific reed characteristics ... tonal qualities .... maybe even Oboe make. For example ... .60 or .58 center with a thinner or thicker side .... or a different slope?

I believe that short scrape reeds use a different gouge than long scrape players.

So I hope we can have a good discussion here.

Once again thanks to those who already have communicated with me privately.


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