The short-scrape dulcian reed minimizes timbre differences
on cross-fingered notes. It has the energy to project in dance or
choral music but also has the finesse to play continuo parts in chamber
The standard scrape bass dulcian reed is designed for instruments
whose crook is approximately 8.25 inches (21 cm) long. It responds
easily up to g' or g'# and delivers a robust yet controllable tone.