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 Re: Guide for Cane, Staples, Shapers would be useful
Author: huboboe 
Date:   2012-12-31 01:14

The problem with cane is that it's an agricultural product, like wine, and is different from year to year, even from the same plantations. Your best bet is to try small samples from a number of suppliers until you find cane that feels right and then trust that they will be able to maintain the same qualities from year to year.

As for the rest of your wish list, it certainly would be nice to have such a list, but assembling it would be at least a master's thesis amount of research. Most of the information you mention is out there, but in widely scattered sources.

Music performance is, and has been, essentially an apprentice trade and as such, most of us have started with our teachers, futzed about a bit as elder apprentices and arrived at something that works well for us. After we have arrived in a comfortable place we play with the variables we feel least secure with, fine tuning our situation.

So there's little motivation to do the huge amount of work necessary to assemble a list of basic variables - except perhaps someone like Martin Schuring at Arizona State, but he's got a department to run and students to teach, and...

It's really just a research project. Lots of pieces of your puzzle have been published in the IDRS Journal (and there's a master index there), lots of it is on the web. Why not coordinate it yourself, with members of this list contributing, and publicize it on the IDRS website for more help. The oboe network on Facebook would be useful as well... I'll bet you could put together the majority of your list in a couple of months.

Just some rambling thoughts... I've had good luck with David Weber's cane, by the way.

Robert Hubbard

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