YMMV, but I've ordered some of that K-Ge cane from the Australia shop. It was the worst cane I've ever gotten/seen; mushy, brittle and cut with what looked to be a band saw that needed a new blade. Not only that, but there were actually microscopic "bugs" crawling all over the tubes. Disgusting! I couldn't get one good piece of cane from the kg I ordered. I've also ordered some processed cane from oboecane.com, but even at it's thickest, the sides were much too thin for most American gouges. oboecane.com tube cane tends to be very hard, sometimes too hard, but as chester notes, some have had good luck. Yes, they're a German company.
Loree, even though they're merely a middle-man, tends to be a great source of cane. Visit: http://loree-paris.com/ for more info.
If you buy from Alliaud, make sure you check the shipping costs before purchasing. When I purchased a kg of cane from them, they charged me a ridiculous amount for shipping (about 90 euros) because they insisted on shipping expedited, stating they've lost shipments using regular airmail post.
Overall, it is really difficult to recommend cane because every batch is different.
Last edited by omjeremy (2007-11-09 22:02:30)