Canning Drone Reeds, Inverted Bass
The tenor reeds in this set are standard, but the bass ‘inverted’ bass reed has the tongue tied onto the body facing the opposite direction from the standard bass. The reason for this is that inverted bass reeds tend to be more reliable upon strike-in, with fewer double-toning (“roaring”) problems. These reeds can be adjusted using the rubber bridal. (The tiniest movement of the bridle can make a substantial difference!) The nosecone of the reed is equipped with a grub screw. Moving the screw towards the end of the reed makes the drone top tune lower on the pin. Moving the screw towards the body of the reed makes the drone top tune higher. I find the tone of these reeds quite refined and I also find the tenors easier to strike in (less squealing) than some on the market. The reeds come with excellent instructions.