Shapers: Straight or Folding
The form of the reed shaper is of fundamental importance.
It is the shape of the cane that improves the response of the reed; ie: air velocity passing between the 2 blades (balance between the resistance and ease of vibration or the balance between low and high frequencies). The shape of the reed has a direct impact on the pitch and aperture of the reed as well as vibration and sound quality.
For the last dozen years, Le Roseau Chantant has devoted a great deal of research on straight shapers. All our shapers are designed and manufactured in Lyon, France. We use hard steel, guaranteeing a long life.
The “Roseau Chantant” shaper form is suitable for Hortnagl, Reeds’n Stuff and Willy Wettstein machines.