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Susato Reeds

Susato Reeds are wonderfully responsive. They require no wetting, so they are ready to play when you are. The sound is wonderfully "buzzy" and flexible. Our reeds are made of a very special, long lasting resin. With proper care a Susato Reed can be played for many years. We use Susato Reeds in all our Crumhorns, Cornamuses and Kelhorns.

The Brass Staple I.D. (inside diameter) of the reed must correspond to the bore diameter of the respective instrument size. If the correct brass staple and reed size is chosen, our Susato Reeds can be fitted to any capped reed instrument with the same inside bore diameter .

To make it possible for a properly sized reed to securely slide up or down inside the instrument's bore, it is of great advantage to have a short section of the next larger size brass staple glued into the beginning of the instrument's body.
A smoothly telescoping reed staple makes fine-tuning the instrument much easier.

Cork fitted around the end of the reed's brass staple is not a good technique, as the bore geometry gets severely distorted by the thick cork-fitted section when adjusted up or down.

 


Susato Reeds and Brass Staples for
Crumhorns, Cornamuses and Kelhorns
Abreviations used: I.D. = Inside Diameter, O.D. = Outside Diameter
Reed Pitch is measured when reed is blown moderately outside the instrument.
With careful handling, reed pitch is adjustable via "belt-wires" on the reeds.
Susato Reed
Order Numbers
Instrument Name Instrument Bore I. D. Reed Staple Diameter Reed Pitch (approximate) Reed Staple Length
SR1 (#1) Sopranino
in -f '-
5mm I.D. 5mm
O.D. 5.5mm
-C- to -C#- 24mm
SR2 (#2) Soprano
in -c'-
5 to 5.5mm I.D. 5mm
O.D. 5.5mm
-Bb- to -B- 25mm
SR3 (#3) Alto
in -g- or -f-
5.5 to 6mm I.D. 5.5mm
O.D. 6mm
-F- to -F#- 26mm
SR5 (#5) Tenor
in -d- or -c-
6.5 to 7mm I.D. 6.5mm
O.D. 7mm
-Eb- to -E- 30mm
SR6 (#6) Bass
in -G- or -F-
7.5 to 8mm I.D. 7.5mm
O.D. 8mm
-C- to -C#- 36mm
SR6 (#6) Great-Bass
in -C-
7.5 to 8mm I.D. 7.5mm
O.D. 8mm
-C- to -C#- 36mm
Optional Horn Staple
Order Numbers
Horn Staple Diameter Horn
Staple
Length
SHS1
(for #1 reed)
I.D. 5.5mm
O.D. 6mm
24mm
SHS2
(for #2 reed)
I.D. 5.5mm
O.D. 6mm
24mm
SHS3
(for #3 reed)
I.D. 6mm
O.D. 6.5mm
24mm
SHS5
(for #5 reed)
I.D. 7mm
O.D. 7.5mm
29mm
SHS6
(for #6 reed)
I.D. 8mm
O.D. 8.5mm
29mm
SHS6
(for #6 reed)
I.D. 8mm
O.D. 8.5mm
29mm
All reeds listed above are suitable for cylindrical-bore instruments only. Horn staples are needed only for new instruments.
Reed staples will telescope smoothly into horn staples, allowing for fine tuning adjustments according to insertion depth.
 
   Products   Price   Buy Now 
  SR1 -  Reed for Sopranino in -f '- Instruments (Size 1)  $33.00  Buy Now
  SHS1 -  Horn Staple for SR1 Reed  $2.00  Buy Now
  SR2 -  Reed for Soprano in -c'- Instruments (Size 2)  $33.00  Buy Now
  SHS2 -  Horn Staple for SR2 Reed  $2.00  Buy Now
  SR3 -  Reed for Alto in -g- or -f- Instruments (Size 3)  $36.00  Buy Now
  SHS3 -  Horn Staple for SR3 Reed  $2.00  Buy Now
  SR5 -  Reed for Tenor in -d- or -c- Instruments (Size 5)  $39.00  Buy Now
  SHS5 -  Horn Staple for SR5 Reed  $2.00  Buy Now
  SR6 -  Reed for Bass in -G- or -F- or Great-Bass in -C- Instr. (Size 6)  $39.00  Buy Now
  SHS6 -  Horn Staple for SR6 Reed  $2.00  Buy Now