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Professional English Horn Reed

$30.00 or $27.00 / month

Professional English Horn reed

Description

Here’s what I aim for in all my reeds:
• Easy response.
• Pleasant tone – not dark, but not bright either, will blend well with an ensemble.
• Stable pitch.
• Tuned to A=440, crowing “C#” octaves, but with a little “rattle” – it’ll be “looser” than an oboe reed.
• Medium to medium-hard strength. I can customize, if you have preferences – just let me know!

I use the following materials:
• Gouged cane, purchased from RDG Woodwinds (I just don’t have an EH gouger yet…someday!).
• Hand-shaped with what I think is a Gilbert -1 shape, but I bought it a long time ago and can’t say for sure. It’s nice. I like it. I hope you do. The octave C’s stay up and the third-space C doesn’t sag, and the low E speaks readily.
• Either a silver or brass staple – it’ll be of professional quality and new, but I use both materials for my own reeds.
• FF nylon thread.

I’ll most likely put a wire on it, because I do that for my own reeds. If you don’t want one, let me know. I do not put plastic tubing on the reed (you know, what we sometimes add to keep the reed attached to the bocal) before sending.

Additional information

Strength

Medium Soft, Medium, Medium Hard

Wire

Yes, No

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