Topic: "tip-profiled" GSP bassoon cane?
A year or two ago I bought a batch of GSP Glotin cane off eBay that was advertised as being tip profiled, with very little finishing required. (I assume this wasn't actually done using a tip profiler designed to work on clipped blanks.) I was skeptical but the results have been excellent and so far none of them had too much shaved off. Unfortunately the vendor no longer offers this and told me that the machine he used became maladjusted and the maker is deceased. Does anyone have recommendations for similar cane? Or should I just buy a real tip profiler? I don't have much patience for hand-finishing reeds that start with a very thick profile, especially since the majority won't meet my standards anyway.