Topic: Testing Methods for Bassoon Cane Hardness/Density
How does one measure bassoon cane's hardness/density without one of the gadgets? I have had recommendations to drop the dry gouged cane into a glass of water, watching how far up the cane "bounces" after the intial drop. However, I am not sure what the results indicate. If the cane bounces back up a lot, is it harder that one that does not come back up as much? It could also be the reverse, but I am not sure. Any tips or even alternate testing methods would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Sarah.