Powered by Bravenet Bravenet Blog

Subscribe to Journal

Tuesday, May 18th 2010

6:37 AM

Reed Stabilization

There are so many ideas about this topic but I can talk only from my own experience.  In the near future, I plan to do research in this area that may prove helpful, giving reed makers information about scientific tests on reed stabilization. 

Stabilization, related to reed making, means that once a reed has been finished it will retain its performance character from day to day requiring little adjustment for the normal life of the reed.  There are several steps that may be taken to insure stabilization but I believe the most important is to profile your reeds as close to the finish dimensions you desire as possible.  I have seen many students who profile their reeds too thick and then complain about having to scrape their reeds daily.  A reed that is new and vibrant may seem fine one day and then too heavy the next.  A little scraping will usually make a reed more vibrant but, if the cane is still too thick, in a short time it will need scraping again.  Many students think that a thick and water-soaked reed is just worn out though if the reed is dried and then scraped to a proper dimension it works better than before.  A thick reed will become water-soaked easier because it has greater water carrying capacity.

Another factor in stabilization is the stabilization of the tube before the reed blank is finished.   Matthew Ruggiero, ret. Boston Symphony and honorary IDRS member, used a rotation of reed blanks that insured the blanks dried eight weeks before he finished them.  He also checked the blanks and tightened the wires once the reeds dried enough to loosen them.  I have found that, at this point,  going ahead and wrapping the thread and gluing works best for me to insure proper stabilization.  Wrapping the thread is the final stage of the forming process as it tightens the cane to the mandrel to its final form.  Stabilization means not moving, or made steady, so I want the read in this final wrapped form so that it is not moving any more before the time I finish it.  That is why I don’t use some of the intermediate stages that others do in their forming process. 

I seem to be moving backwards in the stabilization process so now what about having cane dry enough for our use?  Most manufacturers claim to dry their cane two years before putting it on the market.  I like to buy my cane in advance so that it al least gets several more months if not years of drying time.  As I mentioned in a previous blog I stack the split cane carefully in even stacks with the bark down so the segment can settle into a straighter form.  This should result in a more stable reed.

I know there are other opinions about this topic and I welcome your comments and ideas.

 

Best,

Dale

30 Comment(s).

Posted by alnindo:

Posted by milan joy:

Accidentally I have come across this site and see the details regarding diamonds rings near me this Reed Stabilization. I have gone through the experience you have shared here and looking more updates. Anyway, its a good sharing and keep up the good work.
Wednesday, November 13th 2019 @ 8:46 AM

Posted by Zack Smith:

I really like your take on the issue. I now have a clear idea on what this matter is all about.. venushairrestoration.com
Monday, November 11th 2019 @ 11:31 PM

Posted by Oliviaseo:

this is really nice to read..informative post is very good to read..thanks a lot! Buy Instagram Followers UK
Saturday, November 9th 2019 @ 10:18 AM

Posted by osama shk:

This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value. Im glad to have found this dentists elmhurst il post as its such an interesting one! I am always on the lookout for quality posts and articles so i suppose im lucky to have found this! I hope you will be adding more in the future...
Kopp Dental & Associates
Saturday, November 9th 2019 @ 6:55 AM

Posted by Zack Smith:

I high appreciate this post. It’s hard to find the good from the bad sometimes, but I think you’ve nailed it! would you mind updating your blog with more information? Venus Hair Restoration
Saturday, November 9th 2019 @ 5:07 AM

Posted by Agmus Watson:

Thank you for sharing a great post. It a great pleasure for me to read your post and it is full of information. And I also share blog with www.agmusmedia.comand they also love a lot.
Sunday, November 3rd 2019 @ 11:33 PM

Posted by Zack Smith:

The article looks magnificent, but it would be beneficial if you can share more about the suchlike subjects in the future. Keep posting. quick cool heating repair
Sunday, October 27th 2019 @ 6:35 AM

Posted by farhan:

An fascinating discussion is value comment. I think that it is best to write extra on this matter, it won’t be a taboo topic however generally people are not enough to talk on such topics. To the next. Cheers
Online Application
Saturday, October 26th 2019 @ 6:13 AM

Posted by fave fave:

Very interesting blog. Alot of blogs I see these days don't really provide anything that I'm interested in, but I'm most definately interested in this one. Just thought that I would post and let you know.
High Risk Merchant Account
Friday, October 25th 2019 @ 5:07 AM

Posted by Oliviaseo:

Superbly written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a far better place.. http://site-du-jour.com/archives-01-1998.html
Monday, October 21st 2019 @ 4:23 AM

Posted by farhan:

You make so many great points here that I read your article a couple of times. Your views are in accordance with my own for the most part. This is great content for your readers.
Address Change
Monday, October 21st 2019 @ 3:17 AM

Posted by Oliviaseo:

Thank you for some other informative website. The place else may just I get that kind of information written in such a perfect method? I have a venture that I am simply now running on, and I’ve been at the glance out for such info. http://www.lecturasac.com/2012/07/por-que-la-literatura-erotica-o.html
Thursday, October 17th 2019 @ 12:54 AM

Posted by Jodi:

Hi, I do believe this is a great blog. I stumbledupon it ;) I will return yet again since
i have bookmarked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue
to help others.

Feel frere to visit my web site ... discuss
Wednesday, October 16th 2019 @ 8:58 AM

Posted by Get weed Online Shop UK:

Thank you again for all the knowledge you distribute,Good post. I was very interested in the article, it's quite inspiring I should admit. I like visiting you site since I always come across interesting articles like this one.Great Job, I greatly appreciate that.Do Keep sharing! Regards, Get weed Online Shop UK
Tuesday, October 15th 2019 @ 6:38 AM

Posted by Google Chrome 2020:

Posted by farhan:

Thanks for this great post, i find it very interesting and very well thought out and put together. I look forward to reading your work in the future.
Alfred Daw
Saturday, October 12th 2019 @ 11:49 AM

Posted by rambut:

Hai fatto un ottimo lavoro su questo articolo. È molto leggibile e molto intelligente. Sei persino riuscito a renderlo comprensibile e di facile lettura. Hai un vero talento nella scrittura. Grazie. divano cuci
Saturday, October 12th 2019 @ 6:35 AM

Posted by sania:

Thank you so much for sharing this great blog.Very inspiring and helpful too.Hope you continue to share more of your ideas.I will definitely love to read. cuci sofa
Saturday, October 12th 2019 @ 6:34 AM

Posted by farhan:

Its a great pleasure reading your post.Its full of information I am looking for and I love to post a comment that "The content of your post is awesome" Great work.
https://survivalhuntingtips.com/
Saturday, October 12th 2019 @ 4:15 AM

Posted by farhan:

Mag Digital experience
https://survivalhuntingtips.com/
Saturday, October 12th 2019 @ 4:06 AM

Posted by farhan:

Nice to be visiting your blog again, it has been months for me. Well this article that i've been waited for so long. I need this article to complete my assignment in the college, and it has same topic with your article. Thanks, great share.
eneral web directory
Thursday, October 10th 2019 @ 12:21 AM

Posted by farhan:

Its a great pleasure reading your post.Its full of information I am looking for and I love to post a comment that "The content of your post is awesome" Great work.
jasa epoxy lantai
Wednesday, October 2nd 2019 @ 10:47 AM

Posted by farhan:

Thanks you very much for sharing these links. Will definitely check this out..
chayechaye
Wednesday, October 2nd 2019 @ 4:44 AM

Posted by nbbn:

Its a great pleasure reading your post.Its full of information I am looking for and I love to post a comment that "The content of your post is awesome" Great work.
chayechaye
chayechaye
chayechaye
Wednesday, October 2nd 2019 @ 3:24 AM

Posted by chayechaye:

Thanks for sharing the post.. parents are worlds best person in each lives of individual..they need or must succeed to sustain needs of the family.
Wednesday, October 2nd 2019 @ 3:18 AM

Posted by chayechaye:

That is really nice to hear. thank you for the update and good luck.
Wednesday, October 2nd 2019 @ 3:15 AM

Posted by io game:

Very wonderful experience.
Monday, September 30th 2019 @ 2:31 AM

Posted by farhan:

Its a great pleasure reading your post.Its full of information I am looking for and I love to post a comment that "The content of your post is awesome" Great work.
2m banner
Sunday, September 29th 2019 @ 1:33 AM

Posted by dhdf:

Merely a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw outstanding style.
good
Sunday, September 29th 2019 @ 1:13 AM

Post New Comment

No Smilies More Smilies »