Thread: Dowel reeds
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:08 AM   #4
Rob MacDonald
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Default Re: Dowel reeds

Originally Posted by zarb View Post
I've made some from dowels. Then again, I've made dowels. I suppose you could make drone reeds from square stock. I'm enjoying my process, and have found some good benefits from doing so.
There's an excellent article on 'drone vibrators' made from brass square stock written by Al James in Vol 12 #2 (December 1997) of Common Stock.

Mr. James had successfully devised this style of reed for his Hamish Moore SSP. I played his SSP with these reeds several times and was extremely impressed with their steadiness and tone.
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