For those oboists whose instruments or playing styles require a shape slightly wider than the Jeanne Standard, we offer the Jeanne-M, modeled after John Mack’s original shaper tip. The Jeanne-M produces reeds with a rich full sound, yet the reeds still hold up to pitch. We recommend wrapping between 71-72 mm to maintain pitch placement and depth.
Jeanne oboe shaper chart
Distance from tip
We publish these samplings of Jeanne shaper tip dimensions in response to requests from some of our customers, but with the following caveat: Comparisons of the relative widths of shaper tips are not necessarily predictive of how reeds made from them will perform. The performance characteristics of a shaper tip result from complex interactions of the many dimensions, and these interactions must be taken into account when designing the tip.