Reeds 'n Stuff Bassoon Tip Profiler
The Reeds 'n Stuff Bassoon Tip Profiler is designed to remove cane off the lay of the blades of a clipped reed or a blank. The tip profiler removes wood from 1/2 to 3/4 of the reed blade, leaving the back as thick as the profiler leaves it, essentially doing a great deal of finishing of the reed except for specific choices of the reed maker to fine-tune the reed. The tube end of the reed is held on a mandrel with a black knob that is removable and has a dedicated location when not in use. An adjustment knob on top can help you customize the thickness of your finishing dimensions. A formed latch helps hold the reed in place so that it doesn't move when using the machine. The shape of your finishing profile has a plate that can be moved back a bit, but which can also be replaced with a different template. We have four templates in stock and you should choose one when you order the machine. The three choices are listed below. Also included is a locking screw that holds the mechanism in place and a hole to place the screw when using the machine. The tip profiler comes in a carrying case made of dense foam covered in stylish black nylon.
GR - For players who prefer a flexible sound and airflow. Perfect with more soft cane and thinner profile. This is the standard template that is already on the machine.
GR5 - For players who prefer a more soloistic sound and a continuous airflow. Perfect with harder cane and thinner profile.
LM3 - This template has similar characteristics to our GR. The sides are slightly thinner.
DJ - The characteristics of the DJ templates relate to the predecessor template GR5. The sides are slightly thinner and you will promptly achieve playable results.