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Shaped oboe cane is available with standard and custom options that include choice of: diameter; cane strength; shape and overall quality. Our standard gouge is .595-.605. We offer four shapes that are made with a Reeds n Stuff shaping machine. We like it for its consistent result, better fold, and hand preservation. We fold the cane prior to shipment so we can extract those slips that do not pass our quality control standards.
Our cut-to-length (or split and trimmed) cane is enjoyed by players who want to streamline processing, assure maximum yield, or use their own gougers and shapers to create their most personalized result. Every slip of C-T-L professional grade is a treasure. We offer a 10% discount versus the gouged cane option as a courtesy to those who prefer this autonomy in their reed making without sa
We maintain a limited inventory of oboe tube cane as a service to the professional community. We offer it in small bundles, and it is a prized "go to" cane for important events. Cureently, our tube cane for sale is 2017 medium-medium hard, in the 10.5 and 10.5-11 diameters. This offering is subject to change at any time.
There are many reasons to turn to blanks and profiled reeds. Busy players appreciate time saved. Students often learn best when they work backwards from finishing to mounting when they are developing their skills. Most everyone appreciates the value of a properly mounted reed with all of the advantages of great cane on a choice of staples, correct length, the right torque, a proper seal, and a profile that sets the tip and exposes the bark. We offer our head start products in cane in 10-10.5 and 10.5-11 diameters.
We offer cane in 10-10.5 and 10.5-11 diameters. The larger the diameter, the smaller the aperture. Smaller apertures are usually better for players who do not cover, and want to restrain their projection. Smaller diameters are appropriate for coastal climates and climates with average humidities. Players with dryer, colder climates, and those with advanced reed making skills will usually prefer a smaller diameter.
Typically, harder strength cane requires advanced, more nuanced reed making skills. These reeds last longer, but they may require a break-in period, and frequent adjustments. Medium strength cane is easier to work with, and is generally not offended by streamlined reed making techniques. Soft cane may not gouge easily, collapses, and does not last long, and does not have the richness of harder canes. We do not sell soft cane at Magic Reed.
Additional leverage points for aperture include staple size and length of the blank. There are many staples out there with different dimensions. Typically, oval staples perform better than more rounded ones in managing expected aperture relative to cane diameter. The shorter the tie, the more open the reed. There is a perfect intersection based on staple, diameter and tie length that is ripe for experimentation. Go at it.
Narrow shapes tend to sit up in pitch, but they also can end up on the bright side without advanced reed making skills. Wide shapes tend to much warmer, but little flatter than narrower options. This can usually be mitigated with length and other finishing techniques.
Our Magic Reed cane is our best cane, with enough diameters, strengths and shapes to satisfy the most discriminating players. We have loaded our Conservatory and pre-conservatory option with our recommendations.