Topic: Stand Alone Bassoon Cane Guillotine?

I'm looking for a stand alone cane guillotine.  The only one I've seen is from Udo Heng...and it's quite expensive at 250 Euros.

A little background on my situation.  I'm a clarinet player, and I make reeds.  Clarinet players generally use a hacksaw to cut tubes to length, but I think there are many advantages to be had by splitting first and then cutting the cane to length.  It seems like the diameters of clarinet and bassoon cane are similar enough for it to work. 

Any thoughts?

Thanks very much,

Joe

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Re: Stand Alone Bassoon Cane Guillotine?

Joe,

The one from Udo is the only stand alone machine for bassoon cane that I know of. The Euro exchange rate is horrible right now but the guillotine is first rate. I have used one for several years and heartily endorse it. The circular blade can be rotated to three positions so you get plenty of mileage out of it.

Last edited by Gene Carter (2008-02-22 21:17:04)

Gene Carter, Owner
Linden Reeds

Re: Stand Alone Bassoon Cane Guillotine?

Gene,

Thanks for your advice.  After a lot more searching online I found this from RDG Woodwinds:

http://www.rdgwoodwinds.com/index.php?cPath=2_199_204

Have you heard of this one?

Best,

Joe

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Re: Stand Alone Bassoon Cane Guillotine?

I would think a Machinist could make one easily for not that much money.

Mark

Mark Ortwein
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
OrtweinWoodwinds.com

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Re: Stand Alone Bassoon Cane Guillotine?

Joe,

RDG products are all generally of the highest quality; I'm confident that you wouldn't go wrong with it.

Last edited by Gene Carter (2008-02-23 21:51:52)

Gene Carter, Owner
Linden Reeds