reed pipe construction illustrations

These pictures show the components of a generic reed pipe.

Fig LXVIII - C is the resonator; A is a tube called a shallot; D is the brass strip which actually vibrates against the opening in the shallot. F is a small wedge of wood used to friction-fit the brass tongue in place. E is a wire which is used for tuning. G is the boot, and H is the toe hole in the boot. the size of this hole regulates the amount of air to be admitted into the boot.

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In this Figure, we see the same things, just with different letters.



This shows three types of shallots, front and side views. each is used to produce different types of sound.

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