Oboe cane comes in a variety of stages of preparation. The Roy Double Radius Oboe Gouger Version 2.0 is an almost complete revamping of the original design. Finished reeds will have increased longevity. The Donati family has been specialists in reed cane since 1932. Remember that anything you do to a reed affects all four of the above considerations. Local: (612)331-4717 The guide will be preset with the blade cutting accurately. We are proud to offer a wide variety of tube canes to suit your reedmaking needs. that are out of our control.  We’re hoping this guide will at least give you an idea of what to expect with our tube cane brands and remember, you can always call Jeff or Steven to get further insight on cane.  We’re always here to help you with whatever cane questions or concerns you may have!  The gouge on the Marion could be slightly adjusted towards thinner to help facilitate vibrancy. 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. The price may vary based on the diameter range. 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". Tubes are fairly thin-walled and straight. Add to Cart. Reeds vibrate quickly and have a nice sound. Welcome to Rose Reeds! Sold per 1/4 pound. Certainly one of our most popular and hardest canes, Alliaud is another staple of our tube cane selections.  Alliaud has a darker golden color, tight vascular bundles, very thick walls, some marbling and an even scrape.  Being the hardest of our canes, Alliaud does require more work to get the reeds vibrating, but the resulting reeds have a much increased lifespan and are very focused and stable.  The batches of Alliaud are usually very consistent and we find very little change between harvest dates.  The yield of useable processed pieces is slightly less for Alliaud then other brands of cane as some tubes can tend to be somewhat twisty and therefore decreases gougable pieces per quarter pound.  If you like smaller diameter cane, ordering 10-10.5 is your best bet as Alliaud does tend to be on the smaller side of the diameter ranges.  10.5-11 diameter Alliaud is probably more suitable for those who favor cane in the 10.25-10.5 range.  Recommended for all climates and elevations. Price $15.50. The HDR oboe gouger is derived from the classic Graf design, with brass carriage and guide, ... Oboe Cane Diameter Gauge. I have been making high quality oboe reeds for close to 20 years! 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. We believe that the combination of these two attributes may be a key in a useful characterization of reed cane. Some additional setup may be required; centering bed with guide. We will continue to add to our selections as we bring in cane from familiar, and not so familiar, growers. Price $7.25. Cane is sorted into diameter ranges of 10.0-10.5mm or 10.5-11.0 mm.  Grown in the Grimaud region of France, this cane has a beautiful dark golden color, smooth texture, with some marbling. This cane is picking up in popularity. Add to Cart. Partially Scraped English Horn Reed. Oboe Reed Blanks come tied, but not scraped or clipped open. If we use metals as an example, you can start to get an idea of how this works. Oftentimes hardness and density are used interchangeably to characterize cane. We work closely with all of our clients and bring to the table 20+ years of oboe experience and knowledge. Marca has been producing cane in this region for over 60 years.  It gouges quite nicely and there is generally a high yield of usable pieces per quarter pound. Likewise, a single radius guide/carriage and roller plate may be purchased to convert a double radius machine into a single radius design. 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. 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. Shaping Oboe Cane. 10am – 2pm Saturday, Humidification of Woodwinds In Dry Weather, Featuring Minnesota Clarinetists! These shapes include RDG 1, -1, and -1N, as well as Mack, Mack+, Mack++, and Brannen X. It is advisable when clipping the tip to remove as little cane as possible. Oboe Reed Adjustment Basics. The "golden" color comes from how long the finished pieces have been set in the sun to essentially "tan" This is typlcally for about 10 days or so.  Danzi, being harder, would benefit from a slightly thinner gouge to help facilitate vibrancy in the scrape. Pitch (sharp or flat or change depending on note) 4. Some brands are also available in 9.5-10.0 mm diameter.  Being that this cane is a medium soft-medium cane  you can gouge on your standard set up and receive fairly consistent results. Price $10.25.  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. The cane is a fragile organic material in itself, but when made into an instrument reed it is shaved to be paper thin. Alliaud has been a popular seller for many years.Alliaud is medium-hard to hard. Add to Cart. Sarrians is slightly further inland than most other French cane growers. Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total) Author Posts K.GEK.Ge is a very popular cane from China. The shop system stores in these cookies e.g. All of these brands can make lovely reeds. While every oboist looks for different characteristics in their cane, this guide will serve as a breakdown for the general qualities our cane displays. Their cane is of medium density and is medium to medium hard.  Recommended for all climates and elevations.  This cane is generally going to be a hard cane  with a dark golden color, smooth and even texture, some marbling in color. RigottiRigotti is probably the most widely distributed cane in the world. GhysThis Ghys cane is harvested from the fields as the historical "Madame Ghys" that has been a favorite of oboists for many decades. See our guide to gouging under cane processing. In general, the the larger the gouger diameter, the thinner the edges, the quicker the reed starts to vibrate when scraped. 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. Attorney Examined Safe Shop. InnoledyInnoledy is grown in the Anhui province in China. A hard cane is not necessarily a dense cane. Tubes have average wall thickness. 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! Close By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. LavoroLavoro comes to us from Turkey. 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. Latium is our first cane grown in Italy. Cane is also frequently identified as having “tight or moderate vascular bundles”. Latium is very easy to work with. You can select from gouged only or gouged, shaped, and folded oboe cane. 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. Resistance (too hard or soft) 2. Oboe Shaper Handle The body is made of natural color, polished aluminum, with blued steel side adjusting sliding cane jaws. The fibres of wind-dried cane remain softer and more pliable compared with those of sun-dried cane. Latium is a new addition that is of medium hardness and slighty less than average density. Try it out in one of our samplers.MarcaMarca hails from Ollioules, in the Var region of France. As oboists, reeds are either our best friends or our mortal (or not so mortal) enemies. 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. Use the drop down selection menus to select the brand and diameter. Visit our store to shop our tube cane. It is in our nature to think that whatever is at the top of the chart is what is best. Oboe - Cane. Color and mottling is also a widely used descriptor.We are not saying that any of these characterizations are invalid, but for now, and for our purposes, we are going to try hard to steer clear of subjective descriptions and stick to what we can measure and let you decide what sounds good to you. Quick View. Some varieties are also available by the pound. It is of medium hardness and slightly less than average density. 4. Arundo donax is perennial, meaning that it grows all year without dying out in the We have made some beautiful reeds with this cane. We certainly expect that to change! Flexibility (sound and dynamics) 3. The exception is if the cane has a greenish tint which would mean it has not been properly aged. Please check our the Reed Buying Guide to help you decide which reed will best fit your needs. Oboe Reed (Student/Intermediate) Price $22.00. Oboe Cane, gouged (9.5-10.5 diameter) Starting with the chopped and planed cane, the pieces are then gouged on an Innoledy (John Mack version) to.59-.62. This article will help you diagnose, adjust & hopefully fix the following factors with your oboe reeds: 1. It is grown much closer to the Mediterranean coast than usual. Oboe Reed Blank.  A very straight cane with very thick walls, dense vascular bundles, and dense in weight with a high yield per quarter pound. Medir is produced in the Catalonia region of Spain along the Mediterranean. Rouché is a new addition that is of medium hardness and density. Oboe tube cane is sold by the 1/4 pound. Medir is new to our catalog, but it has a very good reputation.MistralThis is a new cane on the market from the Var region of France. In the genus Arundo, there are Oboe cane is the donax species. Large selection of cane for oboe.  The reeds produced with Lucerne cane are light and vibrant and scape very evenly. Rigotti has been producing cane on large plantations in Cogolin, France since 1966. Most people start reed making with gouged, shaped & folded cane. Soft and less dense may be the right combination for you, or something in the middle. It’s density is just slightly lower than average. Shaped Cane If you buy shaped cane, try our premium oboe shape sampler. Fax: (612)331-4718, 9am – 5pm Monday thru Friday 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.  Grown in the northern region of Italy, Danzi cane has long been a favorite of the bassoon world. Donati is a softer than average and a fairly low density cane. Whether you’re looking for a new instrument or simply advice on what cane is good right now, we’re here to help. Posted on March 22, 2013 by Jeff Marshak. The Alliaud family has been producing cane for reeds for over 50 years. Powered by BigCommerce. Its use is very simple and allows you to make your reeds much faster while ensuring a perfect assembly. Toll Free: (800)926-5587 The less prepared the more control you have over the process, but the more equipment and training you need. Place the oboe reed in warm water for 2-4 minutes, remove from water, blow out excess moisture and play. NEW ARRIVAL Quick View. Vic is also grown in the Var region of France near Fréjus and is also a new addition. This cane is our softest and least dense, but do not count this one out. Gonzalez is new to our lineup and we have not yet measured its characteristics. In general, Glotin cane tends to be a medium-soft cane, has a paler color, and generally requires a slightly thicker finishing gouge.  Glotin has an overall silky texture but can vary in consistency from piece to piece.  Some tubes yield some harder pieces while others are much softer and stringy. Use these cane guides to help you align the cane to the staple when tying on reeds. K.Ge is on the soft side. Rigotti is medium hard cane. These things do make intuitive sense.  Because this cane is rather dense there are less tubes per quarter pound than other brands. Pisoni cane is also one of our most consistent canes and also one of the most popular sellers as well.  This cane generally is qualified as a medium-hard to hard cane with a golden color, smooth and even texture, and some marbling.  Pisoni does generally tend to have a higher yield of processed pieces.  The tubes are also generally straight.  The cane borders on the harder side and the finished gouge may be adjusted to be slightly thinner to help facilitate vibrancy.  Finished reeds will commonly have a decent life span and have a very focused sound but can sometimes border on ‘bright’, depending on the scrape.  Batches of Pisoni are generally very consistent, very straight, with tight vascular bundles.  Recommended for all climates and elevations. We use sun-dried cane for our ‘Hard’ (HD) and ‘Medium’ (MD) Density categories, and wind-dried cane for … Cane is 10-10.5mm in diameter and staples are thick-walled stevens staples. We equate hardness with longevity in reeds and how much cane “comes off” when we scrape. Necessary Cookies These cookies are essential for the operation of the site. Try our samplers to figure out what may be right for you.AlliaudAlliaud is harvested near Sarrians, France. Add to Cart. © 2021 Capitol Cane LLC | Sitemap A set screw locks the shaper tip in position. 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). Oboe Cane, gouged, shaped and folded (9.5-10.5 diameter) That is not necessarily true. Read our cookie policy.  Recommended for all climates and elevations. This cane is not commonly sold in US, but is more common in Europe. The quality of tube cane shipments can vary from batch to batch; call to inquire about the attributes of a particular shipment. Lead is very soft and very dense. It is also usually available in either 10-10.5mm or 10.5-11mm diameter. Pack of 10 cane guides. Rouché is grown in the Var region of France near Fréjus. Tubes have average wall thickness. Delivery times to other countries see >here . If you have the patience you will end up with a great reed that will last and last. Place the oboe reed in warm water for 5-7 minutes, remove from water, blow out excess moisture and play Ask for Mack+ or Gilbert 1 … 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. Tubes are medium to medium-thin and are generally straight. Some of our customers swear by it. Oboe Cane Guide Products per page 24 24; 48; 96; Reed Cane Guide for Oboe reeds . Timiy Medium Strength Soft Oboe Reeds with Plastic Box 3-Pack. | 43,90 € * delivery time: 2-8 days (G)** * incl. The tip of an oboe reed can be thinner than a hair! Medir is produced in the Catalonia region of Spain along the Mediterranean. 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. Secondly they do not necessarily track together.  We would qualify this cane as a medium-hard to hard cane with very thick walls, tight vascular bundles, and also very dense in weight. Quick View. Artist: Sang Yoon Kim. This cane is picking up in popularity. The tubes are fairly thick walled resulting in fewer than average pieces per pound.  It has a lighter color, some pieces are more dense than others so there is some variation. Sold by the piece. This cane is not commonly sold in US, but is more common in Europe. Suitable for oboes, … As far as we have been able to determine, color plays no role in the way the cane functions. 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. We are all different and we live in different climates and elevations, and our reed styles vary. If you like to take your time making your reeds, the smaller diameter is a better choice. Leaking (air escaping) We have gotten very positive feedback and great reviews on this cane. Reeds have a warm sound and are stable. 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