Topic: Density gauge
Hello everybody, I just started using a density gauge and was wondering about how other people use the measurements. I do realize that there are other factors, flexibility, resilience, etc. I am currently adjusting the profile thickness for softer cane, slightly thicker, including side thickness. ( I am torn between reducing and increasing side thickness for softer cane. Thicker sides gives more strength and thinner sides give a darker sound). I know another bassoonist that adjust his gouge thickness based on the density of the cane when gouged thick, denser cane he make thicker, softer cane he gouges thinner to have a higher density. I know some people just throw away what they do not use, but similar to Jack Spratt in the nursery rhyme, I like hard cane and my wife likes softer cane, so we use it all.
People that use measurements, what do you do?