Jeanne’s shaper tip design for the English horn is the tip of choice for English horn players in many of America’s finest orchestras. It produces reeds which seal tightly, hold up to pitch, yet have good depth. This tip was designed by Valarie Anderson in consultation with Felix Kraus. We recommend a gouge of .70-.58 and a wrap of 56 mm.
Jeanne English horn 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.