Partially Scraped English Horn Reed.  Grown in the northern region of Italy, Danzi cane has long been a favorite of the bassoon world. It is advisable when clipping the tip to remove as little cane as possible. Some brands are also available in 9.5-10.0 mm diameter. It is of medium hardness and slightly less than average density.  Recommended for all climates and elevations. Vic is also grown in the Var region of France near Fréjus and is also a new addition. the contents of your shopping cart or your language setting. Home › Forums › Reeds › The Oboe Reed Room › Oboe Shaper Tips AKA: Can of Worms :-) This topic has 8 replies, 5 voices, and was last updated 7 years ago by Jonathan Marzluf. Reeds 'n Stuff. See our guide to gouging under cane processing. English Horn Reed. Aluminum is fairly hard, but not very dense. If you like to take your time making your reeds, the smaller diameter is a better choice. Arundo donax is perennial, meaning that it grows all year without dying out in the This cane is picking up in popularity. Sold by the piece. The guide will be preset with the blade cutting accurately. Finished reeds will have increased longevity. Pack of 10 cane guides. © 2021 Capitol Cane LLC | Sitemap Medir is produced in the Catalonia region of Spain along the Mediterranean. The brown mottling on cane is simply a stain from leaves left on the stalk and should not effect cane (usless it is dull and porous). Rigotti is our most consistent cane and yields a high percentage of usable pieces. Cane is also frequently identified as having “tight or moderate vascular bundles”. Secondly they do not necessarily track together. K.GEK.Ge is a very popular cane from China. tax, plus shipping / **applies to delivery within Germany. Oboe Cane, gouged, shaped and folded (9.5-10.5 diameter) The cane is a fragile organic material in itself, but when made into an instrument reed it is shaved to be paper thin. That is not necessarily true. We are certainly proud to offer a wide variety of tube cane options for oboists to choose from.  We work very hard to acquire only the finest products but please keep in mind that cane is a plant, and there are some things (like weather and other growing conditions!) The Donati family has been specialists in reed cane since 1932. Fax: (612)331-4718, 9am – 5pm Monday thru Friday Partially Scraped Oboe Reed. Timiy Medium Strength Soft Oboe Reeds with Plastic Box 3-Pack. Long life span. There are many variations on the design of the gouging machine and each player needs to use the machine that produces results that allow them to make their best reeds. Visit our store to shop our tube cane. Marca has been producing cane in this region for over 60 years. Rigotti has been producing cane on large plantations in Cogolin, France since 1966. | Rigotti is medium hard cane. The quality of tube cane shipments can vary from batch to batch; call to inquire about the attributes of a particular shipment. 10.0-10.5mm is often a little more expensive than 10.5-11mm and is a little harder to keep in stock. Most times cane is categorized by hardness. Tone (does it make a nice sound) 5. Keep in mind that different batches of cane will behave differently though there are some consistencies in brands that we see from batch to batch as we sort the cane. Add to Cart. We equate hardness with longevity in reeds and how much cane “comes off” when we scrape. This cane is picking up in popularity. Tubes are fairly thin-walled and straight. The exception is if the cane has a greenish tint which would mean it has not been properly aged. Quick View. Generally we will have 10.5 - 11.0 mm in stock, the 10 - 10.5 is relatively hard come by so grab when you see it in stock.DonatiDonati (aka Silvacane) is grown in the Sauvebonne valley, near Hyères, France. Danzi cane is a new addition to our inventory of tube cane selection. Again, we will refrain from discussing sound as a function of hardness.It is not as clear how Density, as a cane characteristic, affects the performance of the reed. 10am – 2pm Saturday, Humidification of Woodwinds In Dry Weather, Featuring Minnesota Clarinetists!  Recommended for all climates and elevations. Attorney Examined Safe Shop. Currently we offer oboe tube cane, english horn tube cane, oboe pre-gouged cane, english horn pre-gouged cane, oboe gouged cane, english horn gouged cane, oboe shaped cane and english horn shaped cane. We use sun-dried cane for our ‘Hard’ (HD) and ‘Medium’ (MD) Density categories, and wind-dried cane for … Artist: Sang Yoon Kim. Flexibility (sound and dynamics) 3. The cane guide (for oboe or english horn) is a device making it possible to maintain the two reed slats perfectly juxtaposed until the end of the assembly, in order to carry out a very precise assembly and to avoid all risks of "reeds crossing". Remember that anything you do to a reed affects all four of the above considerations. Leaking (air escaping) It is one of our hardest brands and is also quite dense. If we use metals as an example, you can start to get an idea of how this works. Price $34.00. Oboe Reed Blank. Price $15.50. Place the oboe reed in warm water for 5-7 minutes, remove from water, blow out excess moisture and play 43,90 € * delivery time: 2-8 days (G)** * incl. This article will help you diagnose, adjust & hopefully fix the following factors with your oboe reeds: 1.  Recommended for all climates and elevations. As you become more experienced you will want to start shaping your own cane so you have more control over the results. Tubes are medium to medium-thin and are generally straight. The cane is slightly harder than average and is of medium density. Delivery times to other countries see >here . Rouché is a new addition that is of medium hardness and density. Oboe - Cane. The less prepared the more control you have over the process, but the more equipment and training you need.  This cane is thick-walled overall with tight vascular bundles which is very appealing, but it is recommended that the finishing gouge be slightly thicker as each scrape will take significantly more cane off.  The finished reeds on Glotin cane have a focused, rich sound, but because it borders on softer cane the longevity of the reeds are decreased.  This particular cane is increasingly more popular in climates with slightly more humidity. Please check our the Reed Buying Guide to help you decide which reed will best fit your needs. Resistance (too hard or soft) 2. We work closely with all of our clients and bring to the table 20+ years of oboe experience and knowledge. Likewise, a single radius guide/carriage and roller plate may be purchased to convert a double radius machine into a single radius design. The Baseplate, posts, height plate, gouge height adjuster, end grommets, printed cane clips, aluminum spacer plate, guide rail and most importantly, the bed all reflect a positive change from the original. In the genus Arundo, there are Oboe cane is the donax species. Rigotti is considered to be the ‘work-horse’ of the cane world.  It is certainly one of the most consistent canes we stock and is extremely popular, which also means we are frequently out of stock of the 10-10.5 diameter.  The color is generally golden with medium walls and moderate vascular bundles and has a fairly even scrape.  The texture of the cane can vary from batch to batch but it is quite easy to work with.  When prepping and gouging Rigotti, the finished measurements can be whatever is most comfortable for you and your setup; it is not necessary to adjust the finished gouge.  Finished reeds are focused with a full sound and the reeds have a nice life-span.  A good all-around cane, Rigotti will generally have a higher yield of processed pieces per quarter pound.  Recommended for all climates and elevations. Oboe tube cane is sold by the 1/4 pound.  Finished reeds have a warm, rich sound and are very focused. Pitch (sharp or flat or change depending on note) 4. 4. Rigotti Gouged Oboe Cane Rigotti gouged oboe cane is individually gouged on a Hodge Oboe Gouging Machine at approximately .60 mm in the center and .45 mm on the sides. This cane is not commonly sold in US, but is more common in Europe. The tip of an oboe reed can be thinner than a hair! Ideally, the reed should play in tune and hold its pitch at any dynamic, at any level of air pressure, and with any reasonable variation of embouchure tension or reed placement in the mouth.  Danzi, being harder, would benefit from a slightly thinner gouge to help facilitate vibrancy in the scrape. Sarrians is slightly further inland than most other French cane growers. Their cane is of medium density and is medium to medium hard. Tubes have average wall thickness. It is usually cheaper if you buy it in bundles of 10 pieces or more. We strive to offer a diverse selection of instruments of the highest quality as well as numerous accessories and cane options. Oboe Reed (Student/Intermediate) Price $22.00. These things do make intuitive sense. The Roy Double Radius Oboe Gouger Version 2.0 is an almost complete revamping of the original design. It is of medium hardness and slightly less than average density. Powered by BigCommerce. The foundation of any great reed is the quality of its parts, most importantly the cane used.  One of the most frequently asked questions the oboe staff gets at MMI is ‘What kind of tube cane is really good right now?’  While every oboist looks for different characteristics in their cane, this guide will serve as a breakdown for the general qualities our cane displays.  Keep in mind that different batches of cane will behave differently though there are some consistencies in brands that we see from batch to batch as we sort the cane.  As always, we do not recommend buying large quantities of cane you’ve never worked with before as tube cane is non-returnable.  Start with a quarter pound to determine if the cane will suit your needs.  If you like what you get you can always order more!  If you have any further questions regarding tube cane batches, you can always contact Jeff or Steven at 800.926.5587 for further information and insights! Oboe Reed Adjustment Basics. Tubes have average wall thickness. In general, the the larger the gouger diameter, the thinner the edges, the quicker the reed starts to vibrate when scraped. This is a terrific gouge which makes consistent, vibrant reeds with lovely tone. Currency - All prices are in AUD Currency - All prices are in AUD Home / Oboe - Accessories / Oboe Reeds / Page 2 Showing 17–23 of 23 results Default sorting Sort by popularity Sort by average rating Sort by latest Sort by price: low to high Sort by price: high to low On Sale The fibres of wind-dried cane remain softer and more pliable compared with those of sun-dried cane. A set screw locks the shaper tip in position.  It has a lighter color, some pieces are more dense than others so there is some variation. Ask for Mack+ or Gilbert 1 … Close By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. I have been making high quality oboe reeds for close to 20 years! They can make or break our practice sessions, performances, and auditions. K.Ge is on the soft side. NEW ARRIVAL Quick View. We are proud to offer a wide variety of tube canes to suit your reedmaking needs. All prices are in USD. Oboe reeds come from cane that has a diameter of around 10-11mm. Some of our customers swear by it. We believe that the combination of these two attributes may be a key in a useful characterization of reed cane. Soft and less dense may be the right combination for you, or something in the middle. It will be slightly cheaper than cane that is already shaped and folded, since you will do some of that work yourself. Alliaud has been a popular seller for many years.Alliaud is medium-hard to hard. While most cane is grown and harvested in the Var region of France, Medir comes from the Catalonia region of Spain.  This cane is a great medium strength cane with a darker golden color and some marbling in coloration.  The cane is medium-walled with moderate vascular bundles.  Overall a very consistent cane, the tubes are very straight and yield a high number of processed pieces per quarter pound.  Being that it is a medium cane, the finishing gouge does not necessarily need to be adjusted and the scrape and finish are very even as well.  Reeds finished on Medir cane have a focused, rich sound but are not quite as vibrant as Rigotti or Glotin.  A very popular choice for climates that have a higher humidity. Too open= squeeze shut for 10 -30 seconds; Too Closed= Return to water for another minute; 5-10 hours of playing on the oboe reed.  Because this cane is rather dense there are less tubes per quarter pound than other brands. Medir is the newest addition to our tube cane selection and has become increasingly popular! Quick View.  Being that this cane is a medium soft-medium cane  you can gouge on your standard set up and receive fairly consistent results. We offer a variety of processed oboe cane to fit the needs of all types of reedmakers. Shaping Oboe Cane. Price $10.25. This cane is our softest and least dense, but do not count this one out. Some varieties are also available by the pound. This cane has not been widely sold in the US. It is also usually available in either 10-10.5mm or 10.5-11mm diameter. Most people start reed making with gouged, shaped & folded cane. All of these brands can make lovely reeds. Medir. A new addition to our tube cane selection, Lucerne cane comes to us from central Europe and we consider this to be a medium soft - medium cane. You can select from gouged only or gouged, shaped, and folded oboe cane. Loree is by far our most popular selling and most consistent cane and is a staple of our tube cane selections.  We would qualify this cane as a medium hard cane with a rich, golden color, light marbling, and smooth texture.  This is a very consistent cane in terms of processing and has a high yield for usable, processed pieces.  Loree cane tends to produce a very stable reed, with a full focused sound and a somewhat increased life span from being harder cane.  The finished gouge could be adjusted slightly to finish thinner in the center to facilitate vibrancy.  Loree cane can vary from batch to batch slightly in consistency of scrape but overall it is very even and easy to work with.  Loree has been very popular across the country but most specifically on the East coast.  Recommended for all climates and elevations. Reeds vibrate quickly and have a nice sound.  It gouges quite nicely and there is generally a high yield of usable pieces per quarter pound. Price $7.25. It is grown much closer to the Mediterranean coast than usual. Gonzalez is new to our lineup and we have not yet measured its characteristics.  Grown in the Grimaud region of France, this cane has a beautiful dark golden color, smooth texture, with some marbling. We have made some beautiful reeds with this cane. Use these cane guides to help you align the cane to the staple when tying on reeds. InnoledyInnoledy is grown in the Anhui province in China. Select from our multiple shapes to find what works best for your playing style. RigottiRigotti is probably the most widely distributed cane in the world. Different gougers produce cane with different qualities so this guide is intended to help oboists sort through the many gougers on the market and find one that fits them best. Add to Cart. Vascular BundlesWe do not have a good way of measuring the fiber structure of cane at this time so we do not include this in our cane descriptions.Hardness vs densityFirst off, these are two different physical attributes that can be measured. As far as we have been able to determine, color plays no role in the way the cane functions. Oboe cane is a member of the grass family, genus Arundo (Note: NOT of the Bambusa genus as cane is sometimes called "bamboo" by mistake). This cane is not commonly sold in US, but is more common in Europe. As oboists, reeds are either our best friends or our mortal (or not so mortal) enemies. Place the oboe reed in warm water for 2-4 minutes, remove from water, blow out excess moisture and play. The price may vary based on the diameter range.  The gouge on the Marion could be slightly adjusted towards thinner to help facilitate vibrancy. We will continue to add to our selections as we bring in cane from familiar, and not so familiar, growers. 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