Topic: Making oboe reeds with a big dynamic range.
How does one go about making a reed with a bigger than normal dynamic range? My present oboe doesn't have as much "loud end" as many oboes, but it plays softly very well. I take it that a large tip opening will help and that a large opening can be acheived by a strongly curved gouge, cane from smaller diameter tubes, and a wider shape. What can we do in the way of scraping a reed to have a good "loud end", aside from not taking off too much cane overall?
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