Tuesday, September 25, 2007
To my reed pal: your reed, which I will mail out tomorrow.
(I'm sorry for the blur. Hopefully you can see them well enough- I tried to make them large.)
Made from Jeanne, Inc. cane gouged .60-.48, Pfeiffer-Mack scrape, tied on a Chudnow S 47 mm staple. At A=440, it crows a 20 cents flat C. About 70 mm total. The side that the string crosses on goes on your bottom lip.
This is a more Philadelphia-style reed (as opposed to Cleveland), because of the very thin back, but the heart and tip extend rather lower than on a true Philadelphia reed.
This actually turned out to be quite a nice reed, so I'm a little sad to lose it. I hope it still plays when it gets to Germany.