[Dixielandjazz] Reeds for woodwind instruments

Edgerton, Paul A paul.edgerton at eds.com
Thu Oct 21 12:11:29 PDT 2004

Robert Smith wrote:
> Does anyone know if [making aluminum reeds] has ever been tried, or,
> for that matter, if any other materials have been tried?

There are a few different synthetic reeds available:

Legere: <http://www.legere.com/>
Bari: <http://www.bari-assoc.com>
Fibracell: <http://www.Fibracell.com>

There have been a few experiments with metal reeds, but these were mostly
aimed at studying instrument acoustics and were intended to be used in an
apparatus (i.e. no player) I can find very little research into a metallic
replacement for cane. Here are a couple of links to get you started:

-- Paul Edgerton

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