Topic: Color of the inside of Cane
I gouged around 600 pieces of Ghys tube cane yesterday on my new gouger and discovered that around 25% of it was much darker on the inside from the bark than the rest of the cane that I gouged. I was trying to separate the pieces thinking that the darker cane would not be as good and then decided to make a few of the pieces up into reeds to see how they played. The three reeds I made seem to be as good if not better then my normal cane so I would like to ask the question, how much emphasis does cane color go into the choice of cane? Should I sell the cane that is darker, use it in my profiles and ignore the fact that it is a little darker? Should I throw it away as unsellable? What are the opinions of my illustrious colleagues out there in the double reed world!!
Thanks for your input!