I probably shouldn’t put this kind of stuff in the blog but the cane I’ve been waiting for finally arrived today. Now one pile of cane is like the last shipment I ordered a few years ago and it’s fine. One pile is just barely usable because it’s right on the edge of being too thick. One pile is totally unusable in any kind of bagpipe I’ve ever known. Want to guess which pile is which?$300 on this stuff and a month of waiting. If I’m very very lucky the place in France will take it back and send me the diameter I thought I was ordering which was 4mm-7mm. The big pile of cane there is 6.5mm-7.5mm which technically might be okay for them to call 4-7 but it totally screws me. The last batch was a pretty even distribution of 4-7 mm.Looks like I’m going to be making a lot of composite reeds this year or cutting my own cane back in Texas.