Topic: Do you FEEL your way around a reed when you scrape?
Agree or disagree?:
When you're scraping an oboe reed, and you put the edge of your knife down on the cane, it gives you information about how thick the cane is in that spot, information beyond that which you get from looking at the cane. In other words, you can to a large extent, learn a lot about how thick a certain part of the reed it by how it feels under the knife.
Bassoonists? What say you?
Please tell me whether you are referring to oboe reeds or bassoon reeds when you reply.
Thanks very much,
Crispin's Creations and Accessories
freelance oboist. Mississippi Symphony Orchestra