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 Re: Favourite long scrape reeds
Author: oboist2 
Date:   2017-06-18 03:03

As I play on long scrape reeds, here in Australia, I can second all the worthwhile advice above. American reeds are also considerably with less resistance than European reeds to play with, so require a lot more abdominal support and their airspeed and focus of airstream is a lot more crucial to making a good sound on them. I make reeds for my students and they get a really long life out of them....I would never make money out of them on reeds. I would not however wire the reeds - that dampens the vibrations considerably, and the only time I ever wired reeds was in summer in Christchurch ( as it is hot and dry with a lot of drying norwesters) or when I studied in Adelaide in my youth ( But I was using short scrape reeds then). There are good professional reed makers out there in the long scrape style, and a lot of them are initially contactable on eBay. it is worth trying a few, but you may need to adjust them a little bit when they get to Australia. Usually I have found the tip doesn't need it but the blend or the front area of the heart may need a little very gentle scraping, just to free it up and get the response more immediate. Good luck.

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