Shaving Reeds

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Shaving Reeds

Postby Bull Can » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:18 pm

What do you shave your reeds with? What kind of knife or file?
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Re: Shaving Reeds

Postby ColoradoGooser » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:49 pm

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Re: Shaving Reeds

Postby mayhem96 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:25 pm

Just a pocket knife :thumbsup:

But, I know plenty of guys that use a nail file.
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Re: Shaving Reeds

Postby Bull Can » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:00 pm

Jus curious. I use a pocket knife as well but I've heard of rounded exacto knives that work well.
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Re: Shaving Reeds

Postby ErieAngler » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:43 pm

How do you shave them and what does it do? Might be a dumb question but I don't know.
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Re: Shaving Reeds

Postby mayhem96 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:32 pm

Just shave the reed tip. Simply hold the reed and shave it so that material starts to come off. Start from the middle and go out towards the tip. Basically, it will give you more control on the low end and make the call easier to blow :thumbsup:
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Re: Shaving Reeds

Postby Bull Can » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:45 am

Actually, it's best to shave the most just before the tip and not shave the tip as heavy. Shaving the tip heavy leads to easier bubbling of reeds. It also controls tone. A shaved reed with give yo ha deeper more realistic sound.
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Re: Shaving Reeds

Postby mayhem96 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:11 pm

I meant the entire part you see when you pull the insert out of the call...should have clarified that. But, like you said, any modification of the reed can cause it to bubble.
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Re: Shaving Reeds

Postby Tipsntails7 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:36 pm

I use very fine grit sandpaper glued to a Popsicle stick, if I want a more goosey call I'll shave the middle and closer to the tip, if I want more aggressive call with more snap I'll shave right up against the wedge. I never shave mine while in the gut either, and I really don't like using a knife because I think it is very unprecise way to take material off but that's just me.
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Re: Shaving Reeds

Postby Gunnysway » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:20 am

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