Composite drone reeds
Here’s my first attempt at cane body/plastic tongue drone reeds. cane body styrene tongue drone reed It is kind of sad how well these things work. I’ve never seen cane used for the body of the reed but styrene is used in a lot of composite reeds nowadays. A friend of mine uses brass for the body and I’ve seen copper body/cane tongue in another maker’s pipes. I believe this setup will be steadier in variable humidity conditions including the very dry air of the New England winter indoors. Not exactly the old way but it passes the function test.