Lorenzo Masala, a Basel reed-maker and representative of Reedsn'Stuff, was expecting me to drop off a few pieces of shaped cane for a project got a bit of a surprise. Not only did I bring him the cane he was expecting, I had the francs in hand to buy a new tip profiler. Luckily, I had bought the francs in December when the exchange-rate was more favourable. Now, with the franc on par with the euro, I saved between a quarter and a third of the value when accounting for the dollar-to-franc and franc-to-euro rates. I have been a victim of market volatility once before (2008) and I was determined not to lose out this time.
Now, as my plane lands in Malta for the beginning of EUBO 2014's final tour, I have two full boxes of finished reeds ready to go.