Topic: Building reeds on staples

Do any of you have any experience with bassoon reed built on staples? If so what are the advantages/disadvantages?


Re: Building reeds on staples

I'm really surprised more have not commented on this. Seems like it would make reedmaking much faster and perhaps even more reliable and consistent to use staples instead of forming the tube from the cane itself. Also the cane tube is put onto the instrument itself so it can't be vibrating or contributing to the sound. But what do I know, I'm just a bagpipe reedmaker.....