WELCOME TO MY REED DESK!
This Summer I am Trying Out Several Types of Cane from Various Suppliers.
And I’m Sharing My Experiences, Thoughts and Suggestions WITH YOU in a NEW SERIES of SUMMER CANE REVIEWS!
FIRST UP: THE SPANISH CANE MEDIR
I had New Surprising Experiences Working with This Cane.
And All was Going So Well Until THIS happened to My BEST REED of the Bunch.
Let’s Chat About this HARD CANE! How I was able to Identify the HARDNESS and how to TROUBLE SHOOT around the Challenges! Because the SOUND and TONE COLOR of this Cane is SO WORTH the Work.
Have You Tried this Cane? Or are You Going to Try it?
I’d Love to Hear Your Experiences.
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NEXT UP: Cote D’Azur, Vandoren, Charles, Glotin, Pisoni, Reiger
I just ordered some MEDIR Gouged cane from Dukov in Bulgaria. I’m looking forward to trying it. I never have any issues with reeds cracking, as you seem obsessed with. I use either a Popkin Cane Scoring Machine, or a 24 teeth per inch hacksaw blade to do my scoring, have never felt a need to try the cross hatches you use. I find the Popkin Machine or the hacksaw blade seems to disperse the tension in the tube section very evenly across the entire tube. I also install the shoulder prior to forming, and measure its thickness with a micrometer (.80-.90 mm in thickness just in front of the shoulder) and make sure to make both blades nearly the same thickness (within about .03 mm) at that point. I’m always interested in other procedures and philosophies. Keep your cane reviews coming, there’s lots out there to try.