Topic: Heckelphone reed making

I'm also posting about this in the bassoon reed section.

I've been comissioned to help make a heckelphone reed for an oboe player.  I'm a bassoon player, so between the two of us we should be able to work out someting, but I need a place to start.  Is there a good basic reference on heckelphone reeds (IDRS site or otherwise)?  I of course know how to form a bassoon reed, and have some old bassoon reeds that I could retrofit if that's possible.  I'm mostly concerned with dimensions and what kind of scrape to use.  Are heckelphone reeds usually more oboe/english horn reed like or more bassoon reed like in terms of scrape.

Any information would be really helpful.

You can reply or email me at tjbassoon@gmail.com

~Trent

M.M.A., D.M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign: B.Mus. Lawrence University
Bassoon Specialist at Midwest Musical Imports