Tips for Reed Making

       My recommendations for the best reed making equipment

 

       How I choose, process and form cane into blanks

 

       How I finish a new reed

 

       Images which should help others understand my reed scrape

 

       A description of six systems for reed adjustment and how they work

 

       Steps for quickly identifying the most promising reeds, thereby saving time and guesswork

 

       A diagram showing my reed dimensions and wire placements

 

       Detailed measurements of 2 reeds

 

       Reed crow frequency map

 

       If you use commercial reeds, this may help you choose the best ones

 

       A concise trouble-shooting guide for adjusting reeds

 

       Recommendations on prolonging the life of your reeds

 

       Questions and answers regarding my reed making techniques

 

       An interview of my reedmaking method by bassoonist Billy Hestand

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