Canning Tenor Drone Reeds – Pair
If you have a different make of bass drone reed that you like, or if you just want to experiment, you can purchase just a pair of standard Canning tenor drone reeds. As stated in the introduction to this section, if you have a remarkably steady bass drone reed that you really like, you might wish to play it with these tenors even though it is not the same make. This is a very common practice among top players. 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 refined and I also find them easier to strike in (less squealing) than some on the market.