The original Jeanne shaper tip, designed for oboe by Valarie Anderson, is now being used by a great many of the finest oboists in the world. This tip produces a relatively narrow reed which seals tightly along its sides. The reeds hold up to pitch and produce a sound of beautiful coloration which doesn’t spread. This shape requires a rather substantial cane gouge of .60-.48 or heavier nearer the edge. We recommend wrapping between 70-71 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.