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 Relationships between tip opening, staple, etc
Author: mberkowski 
Date:   2022-01-23 20:23

Hi all, I'm looking for some advice about reed tip openings on an American long scrape. I've been fighting with producing large enough openings that can stand up to the very cold, very dry climate where I live, that can last beyond a couple of hours of use before collapsing.

I know smaller cane diameter should produce larger tip openings but I'm wondering which other variables I can work with. Most often, I use an Adam Joshua +2 shape on 47mm Glotin silver staples tied at 72.5mm (this combo was my teacher's preference long ago). I also use RDG -1N and 1 tips occasionally but prefer the Joshua's tone.

Ross gouge, typically 10.5mm diameter but I've been aiming for pieces on the smaller side. Center thickness 0.58-0.60 (though I've also tried thinner)

What are the relationships between tie length or staple outer diameter and tip opening? Any suggestions as to what I might change? (shorter or longer tie, wider or narrow staple, thicker gouge)

In high school before I played seriously, I had a teacher who'd studied in Boston and played on narrow reeds with huge round openings. They were somehow also easy to play and control but I don't know how he achieved it. One detail I do remember is that he clipped the corners but that's never worked for me in any context.

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Edit: Another thing I've tried with limited success is to clip the tip open on my blanks before leaving them overnight to dry. While this does seem to produce blanks that are much more open initially than the blanks I've allowed to dry without clipping open, I'm not sure it affects my reeds later in their lifespans. It might only make them harder to stabilize at first.

Michael

Post Edited (2022-01-23 20:35)

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