Recommended for all climates and elevations. Oboe cane comes in a variety of stages of preparation. All of these brands can make lovely reeds. Place the oboe reed in warm water for 2-4 minutes, remove from water, blow out excess moisture and play. The exception is if the cane has a greenish tint which would mean it has not been properly aged. We believe that the combination of these two attributes may be a key in a useful characterization of reed cane. If we use metals as an example, you can start to get an idea of how this works. Oboe Shaper Handle The body is made of natural color, polished aluminum, with blued steel side adjusting sliding cane jaws. 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.  Grown in the Grimaud region of France, this cane has a beautiful dark golden color, smooth texture, with some marbling. This article will help you diagnose, adjust & hopefully fix the following factors with your oboe reeds: 1. 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. Secondly they do not necessarily track together. As you become more experienced you will want to start shaping your own cane so you have more control over the results. Rigotti is our most consistent cane and yields a high percentage of usable pieces. Marca has been producing cane in this region for over 60 years. We offer a variety of processed oboe cane to fit the needs of all types of reedmakers.  Recommended for all climates and elevations. 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. See our guide to gouging under cane processing. It is advisable when clipping the tip to remove as little cane as possible. We suggest that you gouge this cane a little thinner. If you like to take your time making your reeds, the smaller diameter is a better choice. We equate hardness with longevity in reeds and how much cane “comes off” when we scrape.  Being that this cane is a medium soft-medium cane  you can gouge on your standard set up and receive fairly consistent results. Sometimes we see the term density used. 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. Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total) Author Posts Medir is produced in the Catalonia region of Spain along the Mediterranean.  The gouge on the Marion could be slightly adjusted towards thinner to help facilitate vibrancy.  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. Some additional setup may be required; centering bed with guide. Suitable for oboes, … Powered by BigCommerce.  This cane is generally going to be a hard cane  with a dark golden color, smooth and even texture, some marbling in color. 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. These shapes include RDG 1, -1, and -1N, as well as Mack, Mack+, Mack++, and Brannen X. K.Ge is on the soft side. Cane is sorted into diameter ranges of 10.0-10.5mm or 10.5-11.0 mm. Donati is a softer than average and a fairly low density cane. NEW ARRIVAL Quick View. Vic is also grown in the Var region of France near Fréjus and is also a new addition. Their cane is of medium density and is medium to medium hard. Most people start reed making with gouged, shaped & folded cane. The fibres of wind-dried cane remain softer and more pliable compared with those of sun-dried cane. Partially Scraped Oboe Reed. Alliaud has been a popular seller for many years.Alliaud is medium-hard to hard. Posted on March 22, 2013 by Jeff Marshak. Partially Scraped English Horn Reed. Sold by the piece. 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. It also is the densest and one of the hardest. We have gotten very positive feedback and great reviews on this cane. It will be slightly cheaper than cane that is already shaped and folded, since you will do some of that work yourself. 10am – 2pm Saturday, Humidification of Woodwinds In Dry Weather, Featuring Minnesota Clarinetists!  Grown in the northern region of Italy, Danzi cane has long been a favorite of the bassoon world. Timiy Medium Strength Soft Oboe Reeds with Plastic Box 3-Pack. Long life span. These tubes have the thickest walls of any cane we carry. You can select from gouged only or gouged, shaped, and folded oboe cane. It is one of our hardest brands and is also quite dense. This cane is not commonly sold in US, but is more common in Europe. 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. It is grown much closer to the Mediterranean coast than usual. It is of medium hardness and slightly less than average density. I have been making high quality oboe reeds for close to 20 years! Some of our customers swear by it. Arundo donax is perennial, meaning that it grows all year without dying out in the It is of medium hardness and slightly less than average density. 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.  Danzi, being harder, would benefit from a slightly thinner gouge to help facilitate vibrancy in the scrape.  The reeds produced with Lucerne cane are light and vibrant and scape very evenly. Latium is our first cane grown in Italy. The Roy Double Radius Oboe Gouger Version 2.0 is an almost complete revamping of the original design. A set screw locks the shaper tip in position. It is usually cheaper if you buy it in bundles of 10 pieces or more.  Recommended for all climates and elevations. Soft and less dense may be the right combination for you, or something in the middle. Ask for Mack+ or Gilbert 1 … Price $10.25. The less prepared the more control you have over the process, but the more equipment and training you need. Gonzalez is new to our lineup and we have not yet measured its characteristics. Pack of 10 cane guides. Shaping Oboe Cane. Price $15.50. Fax: (612)331-4718, 9am – 5pm Monday thru Friday 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. Close By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. 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. It is in our nature to think that whatever is at the top of the chart is what is best. 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. Place the oboe reed in warm water for 5-7 minutes, remove from water, blow out excess moisture and play  It has a lighter color, some pieces are more dense than others so there is some variation. We are proud to offer a wide variety of tube canes to suit your reedmaking needs. Use these cane guides to help you align the cane to the staple when tying on reeds. Pitch (sharp or flat or change depending on note) 4. Gouged Cane To shape, you need to start with cane that is gouged only. Oboe reeds come from cane that has a diameter of around 10-11mm. This cane is our softest and least dense, but do not count this one out. Its use is very simple and allows you to make your reeds much faster while ensuring a perfect assembly. Welcome to Rose Reeds! The Donati family has been specialists in reed cane since 1932. the contents of your shopping cart or your language setting. Tone (does it make a nice sound) 5. 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. It’s density is just slightly lower than average. We have made some beautiful reeds with this cane. LavoroLavoro comes to us from Turkey. © 2021 Capitol Cane LLC | Sitemap  Finished reeds have a warm, rich sound and are very focused. Quick View. Whether you’re looking for a new instrument or simply advice on what cane is good right now, we’re here to help. Read our cookie policy. Price $34.00. The HDR oboe gouger is derived from the classic Graf design, with brass carriage and guide, ... Oboe Cane Diameter Gauge. 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". Large selection of cane for oboe. 10.0-10.5mm is often a little more expensive than 10.5-11mm and is a little harder to keep in stock. Reeds 'n Stuff. 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. Sold per 1/4 pound. 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. This cane is not commonly sold in US, but is more common in Europe. Sarrians is slightly further inland than most other French cane growers. This cane has not been widely sold in the US. 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 certainly expect that to change! Lead is very soft and very dense. All prices are in USD. As oboists, reeds are either our best friends or our mortal (or not so mortal) enemies. InnoledyInnoledy is grown in the Anhui province in China. Tubes are medium to medium-thin and are generally straight. Reeds vibrate quickly and have a nice sound. RigottiRigotti is probably the most widely distributed cane in the world. It is also usually available in either 10-10.5mm or 10.5-11mm diameter. Flexibility (sound and dynamics) 3. We will continue to add to our selections as we bring in cane from familiar, and not so familiar, growers. Oboe Cane, gouged, shaped and folded (9.5-10.5 diameter) Medir is produced in the Catalonia region of Spain along the Mediterranean. Remember that anything you do to a reed affects all four of the above considerations. The Alliaud family has been producing cane for reeds for over 50 years. Oboe tube cane is sold by the 1/4 pound. This cane is picking up in popularity. 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. A hard cane is not necessarily a dense cane. 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. Artist: Sang Yoon Kim. Add to Cart. That is not necessarily true. Oboe - Cane. Please check our the Reed Buying Guide to help you decide which reed will best fit your needs. Resistance (too hard or soft) 2. The cane is dried in two different ways: by wind, and by sun exposure. It is one of our harder brands and has a higher than average density. tax, plus shipping / **applies to delivery within Germany. Marion is our newest addition to our tube cane selection. 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). Price $7.25.  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. Add to Cart. Gonzalez cane comes to us from the largest cane fields in the world, at the foot of the Andes in South America. Rigotti has been producing cane on large plantations in Cogolin, France since 1966. The cane is a fragile organic material in itself, but when made into an instrument reed it is shaved to be paper thin. Try our samplers to figure out what may be right for you.AlliaudAlliaud is harvested near Sarrians, France. Rouché is grown in the Var region of France near Fréjus. 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. Add to Cart. | We use sun-dried cane for our ‘Hard’ (HD) and ‘Medium’ (MD) Density categories, and wind-dried cane for … Delivery times to other countries see >here . K.GEK.Ge is a very popular cane from China. We work closely with all of our clients and bring to the table 20+ years of oboe experience and knowledge.  The tubes are generally very straight and will have a higher yield per quarter pound. Most times cane is categorized by hardness. Likewise, a single radius guide/carriage and roller plate may be purchased to convert a double radius machine into a single radius design. We strive to offer a diverse selection of instruments of the highest quality as well as numerous accessories and cane options. Aluminum is fairly hard, but not very dense. 43,90 € * delivery time: 2-8 days (G)** * incl. In general, the the larger the gouger diameter, the thinner the edges, the quicker the reed starts to vibrate when scraped. If you can imagine  making reeds out of either of these diverse materials, you start to get the idea.The following chart shows how these two measurements interact in the cane varieties we currently carry.Be careful not to jump to any conclusions too fast. This is a terrific gouge which makes consistent, vibrant reeds with lovely tone. Select from our multiple shapes to find what works best for your playing style. Finished reeds will have increased longevity. In the genus Arundo, there are Oboe cane is the donax species. The tubes are fairly thick walled resulting in fewer than average pieces per pound. Oboe Reed Blank. While every oboist looks for different characteristics in their cane, this guide will serve as a breakdown for the general qualities our cane displays. Medir. Some varieties are also available by the pound. The cane is slightly harder than average and is of medium density. Cane is also frequently identified as having “tight or moderate vascular bundles”. Latium is very easy to work with. Cane is 10-10.5mm in diameter and staples are thick-walled stevens staples. 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. Oftentimes hardness and density are used interchangeably to characterize cane. Some brands are also available in 9.5-10.0 mm diameter. Latium is a new addition that is of medium hardness and slighty less than average density. Tubes have average wall thickness. They can make or break our practice sessions, performances, and auditions. 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. Oboe Reed Adjustment Basics. Quick View. Leaking (air escaping) Quick View. Necessary Cookies These cookies are essential for the operation of the site. 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).  Because this cane is rather dense there are less tubes per quarter pound than other brands. Oboe Reed Blanks come tied, but not scraped or clipped open. 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! Because of the hardness and density, it takes more scraping to get the reed going. Visit our store to shop our tube cane. The price may vary based on the diameter range. Rigotti is medium hard cane. The cane is slightly harder than average and is of medium density. English Horn Reed. Currency - All prices are in AUD Currency - All prices are in AUD The tip of an oboe reed can be thinner than a hair! We are all different and we live in different climates and elevations, and our reed styles vary. 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!) These things do make intuitive sense. Rouché is a new addition that is of medium hardness and density. Tubes have average wall thickness. 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. The guide will be preset with the blade cutting accurately. This cane is picking up in popularity. Add to Cart. Reeds have a warm sound and are stable. Add to Cart. 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! GhysThis Ghys cane is harvested from the fields as the historical "Madame Ghys" that has been a favorite of oboists for many decades. Try it out in one of our samplers.MarcaMarca hails from Ollioules, in the Var region of France. If you have the patience you will end up with a great reed that will last and last. Toll Free: (800)926-5587 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.  A very straight cane with very thick walls, dense vascular bundles, and dense in weight with a high yield per quarter pound. Medir is the newest addition to our tube cane selection and has become increasingly popular! The quality of tube cane shipments can vary from batch to batch; call to inquire about the attributes of a particular shipment. As far as we have been able to determine, color plays no role in the way the cane functions. You will also see cane descriptions that describe the sound with subjective terms such as warm, dark, bright, or focused. Artist: Karrin Meffert-Nelson, Featuring Minnesota Clarinetists! Oboe Reed (Student/Intermediate) Price $22.00.  It gouges quite nicely and there is generally a high yield of usable pieces per quarter pound. Use the drop down selection menus to select the brand and diameter. The winds are stronger which affects the cane characteristics. 4. Shaped Cane If you buy shaped cane, try our premium oboe shape sampler. Oboe Cane Guide Products per page 24 24; 48; 96; Reed Cane Guide for Oboe reeds . The shop system stores in these cookies e.g. Local: (612)331-4717 Attorney Examined Safe Shop. Danzi cane is a new addition to our inventory of tube cane selection. 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. Tubes are fairly thin-walled and straight. 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