A few weeks ago I wrote a blog noting the similarities of the Fox2 Shaper and the Rieger 1A. Those shaped pieces of cane have since been made into reeds. Now I can note small differences, that I believe evaded me due to the curvature of the shaped cane.

The Fox2 is narrower. Most notably, at the tip of the reed by almost a full millimeter. Depending on the overall length of your reed it could differ more or less. I should note that I play on a 26 mm tube and a 29 mm blade. For an overall reed length (butt to tip) of 55 mm.

The reed wrapped in purple is the Fox2 the reed wrapped in the orange is a Rieger 1A. 
The reed wrapped in purple is the Fox2 the reed wrapped in the orange is a Rieger 1A.

This intrigued me. So I then sought out to see if the Reiger 1A differed from Danzi GSP cane. The dimensions across the tip proved to be the same.

The reed wrapped in Pink is a Danzi GSP and the orange is the Rieger 1A.
The reed wrapped in Pink is a Danzi GSP and the orange is the Rieger 1A.

I have yet to play on the reeds enough to note the exact differences the cm difference at the tip will make. To create a true test I made sure the cane is all Danzi. And both the orange and the purple reed were taken off of my profiler and soaked for an equal amount of time.

Be sure to check back for an update.

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