Duduk reeds made of high quality bamboo wood harvested from Armenian and Nagorno-Karabagh. We produce high quality reeds for all duduk pitches beginning from soprano up to bass.
Attention: When ordering please specify what kind of reed do you wish to get? We have 3 types of reeds: SOFT, MEDIUM and HARD. By default we send MEDIUM reeds for all pitches except of A bass duduk. For A bass duduk we offer only SOFT reeds!
The mouthpiece (Ghamish) is made from a reed which in a very long process of flattening on the sides into a double reed (ideal distance approx. 1.5 mm) and can be tightened or loosened by means of a wooden clamp. This allows a minimal correction of the pitch range of 1/4 of a note. The duduk reeds are between 7.5 and 11 cm. long and up to about 3 cm wide. The reeds are available in different strengths (light, medium and heavy). A wooden cap is part of the mouthpiece, which can be placed on the upper end of the Ghamish, in order to protect the reeds from damage.
Tip: After you finish playing it is important to remove the reed from duduk body, ease the reed tension by moving the regulator all the way to the cap. Store your reeds in a well ventilated case to allow for excess humidity to escape. In general, a sunglass case with several drilled holes will do the work.