The term “Chicago Style” is an indication of where I was living when I was making my reeds like this.  The term “Chicago” is not indicative of what other bassoonists in that region are necessarily playing on!  This reed making style is an adaptation on the style taught to me by Dennis Michel.

My “Chicago Style” uses a hot mandrel and has a multi-day beveling process.   Follow the two-day process to learn how to make “Chicago style reed” tubes.

Day 1 – clearing the throat, beveling, scoring, forming the tube

Day 2 – final bevel, 3rd and 1st wire placement

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