Topic: Open reeds
Hello all. I'm looking for suggestions on getting my reeds a little more closed. I'm going through a period of consistently open reeds, really open! Now, before I get lots of replies like, "change your gouge," "you need to use a different shape," "or try pinching them closed;" I'm looking for a little more specific answers. i.e. the sides of the gouge should be thinner/thicker, try thinning the gouge completely, try using a longer slope into the reed, ect. I've actually experimented with most of these things, but I'm hoping I might get some fresh ideas. You can respond here or to firstname.lastname@example.org.