Topic: Heckelphone reed making
I'm cross posting this in the oboe reed room.
I've been comissioned to help make a heckelphone reed for an oboe player. I'm a bassoon player, so between the two of us we should be able to work out someting, but I need a place to start. Is there a good basic reference on heckelphone reeds (IDRS site or otherwise)? I of course know how to form a bassoon reed, and have some old bassoon reeds that I could retrofit if that's possible. I'm mostly concerned with dimensions and what kind of scrape to use. Are heckelphone reeds usually more oboe/english horn reed like or more bassoon reed like in terms of scrape.
Any information would be really helpful.
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