Topic: Reed machines

Hello all.
What brand reed making machines do you use? What are good and bad sides of them? Which is most popular?
Thanks

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Which machines are you interested in exactly?

Michael Macaulay
2nd Bassoon, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

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All 3,
Gouging, profiling and tip profiling.
Thanks

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Michael Macaulay wrote:

Which machines are you interested in exactly?

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Many use the Rieger machines and are very happy with them.  Also, many use the Reeds N Stuff and they are top notch (great).  Eventually I will need a new profiler and I am deciding between these 2.  Both are beautifully made and will last a long time.

Dr. Kent Moore
Principal Lecturer In Bassoon and Theory
Northern Arizona University

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Kent Moore wrote:

Many use the Rieger machines and are very happy with them.  Also, many use the Reeds N Stuff and they are top notch (great).  Eventually I will need a new profiler and I am deciding between these 2.  Both are beautifully made and will last a long time.

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You are welcome.  I am not sure if this link will work for you http://www.doublereed.org/IDRSBBS/search.php?search_id=157000708 

If not do a search on this forum for Rieger Reeds Stuff and you will get some more opinions.

Dr. Kent Moore
Principal Lecturer In Bassoon and Theory
Northern Arizona University

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I've used a Popkin profiler for three years and I'm very happy with it. It's a very solid machine, built to last! I've only encountered a couple of minor drawbacks. First, adjusting the ramp height can get a little bit fussy - it can take a long time to get it set just right. The second is that if you profile before shaping, wider pieces of gouged cane (i.e. Rigotti) won't fit the machine. This isn't a problem for me because I shape first, but worth a second thought if you want to use a fold-over shaper.

Michael Macaulay
2nd Bassoon, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

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I own a reed N stuff profiler. Its a very good machine. Well built, and very adjustable.
What I enjoy most with this machine is that it has two ramps for adjusting height. So you can actually make a tip taper/double wedge profile on the profiler.

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Thank you all!

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Watch innovations from Rhodes Reeds, Cane & Tools.  I have a single profiler which takes cane off the blade center to side in a bassoon reed like fashion and the slope from center to side is adjustable.  No other profiler has this sort of adjustment.  I also have pregouger  and gouger designs which are quick and inexpensive.  I have one prototype out there and I just want to make sure it's OK to post the users contact information.  I do think my design is better than any other single profiler design.  Lawrence Rhodes/Rhodes Reeds, Cane & Tools.

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