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.
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.
This page was created December 13, 1997, and is copyright 1997 ARM.