Powered by Bravenet Bravenet Blog

Subscribe to Journal

Thursday, September 17th 2009

3:03 PM

Scheherazade Variations - special gouging technique

Variations to the inside of a gouge were the specialty of Lou Skinner, International Double Reed Society Honorary member, as highlighted in The Bassoon Reed Manual, James McKay.  To me, changes to the basic gouge to improve the reed’s performance are like the icing on a cake.  If you don’t have a good cake the icing is wasted.  Experience has shown that excellent bassoon reeds can be made without making special scrapings on the gouge, yet, in our constant search for the sound and the performance we desire, gouging variations has become a significant part of reed making. 

The variation I use most often is similar to the Scheherazade style of reed made by Skinner.  Since I don’t follow every detail of his reed making process I must call what I do a Scheherazade variation.  Skinner’s tools for scraping the inside of the cane can be very expensive.  I have found you can purchase Olfa brand rotary cutters that can achieve the same results.  The cutter I use for this style reed is 1 3/32” in diameter.  To make the inside scrape I take the shaped but not profiled cane and make a pencil mark on the inside of the gouge at the position of first wire and also a mark at the center of the cane where you will fold it over when forming.  The scrapes I make go from this line towards the tip of the reed and continue to the center mark.  Scrapes will be made on both sides of the inner part of the gouge and will result in four scrapes total. I scrape near the edge of the cane, parallel with the sides but avoiding the very edge so I don’t damage the edge resulting in leaks.  I scrape only 6-8 times at each position, stopping when I see a little cane begin to build up at the end of the scrape.  The amount of cane removed can be increased or decreased on subsequent reeds after you assemble and try your test reeds.

The result of this scrape has been an increase in resonance evident before I do my finish scrape on the blades.  The addition to the size of the air chamber may be part of the reason for this.  This scraping of the inside channels also seems to have some of the same effect received when trimming the outside channels but seems to be more subtle.

In the near future I hope to include photos of my reed making techniques but the high  level of business won’t allow me to do that now.

I’d like to welcome comments about this gouge variation as well as any other information others may have on special gouging techniques.



30 Comment(s).

Posted by Prediksi Skor Bola:

Saturday, January 18th 2020 @ 8:08 AM

Posted by Neha Sharma:

I can see that you are an expert at your field. Your information will be useful for me. An obligation of appreciation is all together for all your help and wishing every one of you the accomplishment in your business.
Escorts in Delhi   |
Delhi Escorts Service   |
Delhi Escorts
Friday, January 10th 2020 @ 12:03 AM

Posted by Rihana khan:

I got an over the top measure of entrancing stuff on your blog. I Call Girls in Delhi derive I am by all record by all account, not the only one having all the pleasure here! Continue doing wonderful.
Friday, January 10th 2020 @ 12:02 AM

Posted by Alia Sharma:

What a fair day, this famous Call Girls in Delhi musings and data you offer filled my heart with delight.
Friday, January 10th 2020 @ 12:01 AM

Posted by Riya Gupta:

To an uncommon degree loved Delhi Escort analyzing your blog. It was astounding all around made and clear. Grateful content
Friday, January 10th 2020 @ 12:01 AM

Posted by shriyasharma:

Thankful to you for posting such an exceptional article! Delhi Escorts I found your site perfect for my needs. It contains splendid and obliging posts. Continue doing great!. Thankful to you for this extraordinary Article!
Friday, January 10th 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Posted by chat zwaml:

موقع جديد تم افتتاحه خاص بالمثليين المغاربة يمكنهم تشارك معلوماتهم الخاصة
chat zwamal
gay maroc
zwaml casa
chat zwaml
chat gay maroc
zwaml chat
Thursday, January 2nd 2020 @ 5:52 AM

Posted by Shweta Sharma:

The content of the article is but you need some improvement in your website goes with Jaipur.
Call Girls in Jaipur
Jaipur Escorts
Escorts in Jaipur
Thursday, January 2nd 2020 @ 5:01 AM

Posted by Shweta Sharma:

I am overwhelmed by your post with such a nice topic. Usually, I visit your blogs and get updated through the information you include but today’s blog would be the most appreciable. Well done!
Call Girls in Jaipur
Jaipur Escorts
Escorts in Jaipur
Jaipur Escorts Service
Thursday, January 2nd 2020 @ 5:01 AM

Posted by Shweta Sharma:

This website does not provide cost information. The costs for specific medical imaging tests, treatments and procedures may vary by geographic region.
Call Girls in Jaipur
Jaipur Escorts
Escorts in Jaipur
Jaipur Escorts Service
Jaipur Call Girls
Thursday, January 2nd 2020 @ 5:00 AM

Posted by Shweta Sharma:

I really appreciate this wonderful post that you have provided for us. I assure this would be beneficial for most of the people.
Call Girls in Jaipur
Jaipur Escorts
Escorts in Ajmer
Jaipur Escorts Service
Jaipur Call Girls
Thursday, January 2nd 2020 @ 5:00 AM

Posted by himanshi:

Your substance is genuinely mind-blowing and drawing in information here, Jaipur Escorts Service so thank you for sharing this dazzling data for everybody.
Tuesday, December 31st 2019 @ 4:22 AM

Posted by deepa:

I am truly shocked by your dumbfounding site! Appreciative for the unfathomable read. Escorts in Jaipur I will imagine more updates and will return here more constantly.
Tuesday, December 31st 2019 @ 4:21 AM

Posted by ekta:

A responsibility of appreciation is all together for your sharing. I trust you can contribute seriously earnest quality presents on this page. Jaipur Escorts Thankful to you! I got a colossal extent of enchanting stuff on your blog.
Tuesday, December 31st 2019 @ 4:19 AM

Posted by ekta:

you are shearing other than scattering data for every expansive individual this social gathering is enlightening on the off chance that you are shear more data about this, Call Girls in Jaipur by then I visit rapidly and separated through fittingly on the off chance that you are some snap this ring, by then I trust you locate some new in your life.
Tuesday, December 31st 2019 @ 4:16 AM

Posted by naina:

stunning post, confounding article thank you for taking the time. I am holding tight for your next post since that is fortification for me and my sidekicks. Jaipur Call Girls so I am shear my site since we are helping everybody.
Tuesday, December 31st 2019 @ 4:16 AM

Posted by arpita yadav:

I am glad to discover your site, this site is incredibly basic to me and my assistants circle. Jaipur Escorts Service notwithstanding, I shearin our site I think on the off chance that you watch our site I think this is crucial to you and your besties life.
Tuesday, December 31st 2019 @ 4:14 AM

Posted by Toko Bunga Cikarang:

This article is very helpful, if you can complete it again :)
Friday, December 13th 2019 @ 2:59 PM

Posted by Bunga Cikarang:

Great mas is very helpful, continued success for you. visit here too.
Tuesday, December 10th 2019 @ 9:23 PM

Posted by dfgdfh:

Posted by Saeler:

Cool Whatsapp Status loved status in hindi : After New Year Wishes & Hurt Status, Today We are sharing here TOP Cool Whatsapp Status for You. Now Days .
Thursday, November 7th 2019 @ 9:37 PM

Posted by Groeber:

Hairstyles & Cuts for Women. Bob Inspiration for Your Big Chop. Bobs are hot, okay. Fall Hair Shades You're Going to See Everywhere. Move over, pumpkin spice.medium length hairstyles for thick hair
Thursday, November 7th 2019 @ 9:36 PM

Posted by Aswin Thampan:

Keep writing more useful articles like this.
Visit: apartments in Kochi to get useful info about the flats in Kochi.
Wednesday, November 6th 2019 @ 3:20 AM

Posted by Programming Assignment Help:

All I could say about this write-up is well-written. It could prove much helpful for the people in learning about this topic. Students not being able to write their assignment could learn much about assignment writing from our Assignment Help specialists. Simply opt for our assignment writing help online and get the brilliant a learning experience.
Wednesday, October 30th 2019 @ 5:35 AM

Posted by https://expert-assurances.fr/:

Expert-assurances vous propose des solutions de santé adaptées à vos besoins pour assurer votre bien-êtreet celui de votre famille

assurances ijh
gav assurance
assurances gav
visa assurance
Garantie décès
Garantie protection juridique
assurances orange
assurances habitation credit agricole
assurances définition
assurances de personnes
Thursday, October 24th 2019 @ 2:13 AM

Posted by gmail:

the gouging technique you describe is greate and tried it it is working great for me thanks for teaching the stuff.. gmail
Monday, October 21st 2019 @ 5:38 PM

Posted by Na ta:

Your article has brought a lot of valuable information. scary maze game
Wednesday, October 9th 2019 @ 9:12 PM

Posted by abbaslashary:

Here is the good one thanks for very good information your website out standing dear.

11th class result

gujranwala board 11th class result 2019
Friday, October 4th 2019 @ 5:12 AM

Posted by test22:

Provides multiple learning environment of International standard with holistic system of education at an affordable cost for the successful life of young generation.

best placement college in dehradun

best paramedical college north india

top agriculture college in dehradun
Monday, September 30th 2019 @ 5:01 AM

Posted by test22:

Welcome to the world of gaming, where life is fast paced and interesting. There is always an adventure waiting for you online.

buy csgo accounts

csgo ranks
Monday, September 30th 2019 @ 5:01 AM

Post New Comment

No Smilies More Smilies »