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Reeds acid reed

Sorry guys. I am an oboe player and know how to care for reeds. In the last 6 months I cracked one older reed while trying to make it fit for playing again. I cracked 3 saxophone reeds in 2 weeks. It seems to me that these saxophone reeds are just too weak. Now I play a Forestone Hinoki on my classical mouthpiece and a Forestone Unfiled on its Jazz companion and I just love them. Compared to cane reed thy are built like tanks. No esoteric liquids needed.
Forestone has 5 different types of durable hybrid reeds.
 
Sorry guys. I am an oboe player and know how to care for reeds. In the last 6 months I cracked one older reed while trying to make it fit for playing again. I cracked 3 saxophone reeds in 2 weeks. It seems to me that these saxophone reeds are just too weak. Now I play a Forestone Hinoki on my classical mouthpiece and a Forestone Unfiled on its Jazz companion and I just love them. Compared to cane reed thy are built like tanks. No esoteric liquids needed.
Forestone has 5 different types of durable hybrid reeds.
As a new starter, you'd do well to stay clear of @Woodpad 's weird and wacky experiments! A lot of people have some rather particular reed regimes when it comes to cane, in terms of reshaping, storage and conditioning etc.

Each to thier own -Personally I use synthetics: Legere American Cut or D'addario Venn. I just want to get on and play and have as much consistency in my kit as possible -so if there's any variation -I know it's me.
 
You have the perfect embouchure for a triple reed instrument.
The reeds I use are Rico #1, so on the almost non existing side.
:D
Sorry I am not a native speaker. I meant too fragile when handling by hand.
Btw If you try to play a double reed you need to learn that you need to relax and not bite the reed uh... it's like a Saxophone ;)
 
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Sorry I am not a native speaker. I meant too fragile when handling by hand.
Btw If you try to play a double reed you need to learn that you need to relax and not bite the reed uh... it's like a Saxophone ;)
Don't be sorry, nothing to be embarrassed. English is my turd language and I play double embouchure on single reed instruments.

If you have dexterity problems with saxophone reeds, the Hne (triple reed) is also a good choice.
 
yesterday april 5 I played the acidified reed for the first time in a band. It plays normal, but feels slightly harder.

I am curious how long it will last. Normally untreated reeds last 3 to 5 weeks.
 
The vinegar solution that I used for my experiment is dried to the air. It contains still a lot of woody material from the reed. Around a half gram. To minimize this leaching I started a second experiment where the vinegar is soaked into the reed in a fridge. After soaking I will heat this in a dry oven until the vinegar is gone.
 
It's Dutch culture that we don't believe that curiosity kills cats. Probably it is only an old method for bending wood with some disadvantages.
Just noticed. Well I might have noticed before and even commented but my memory is not what it used to be.
Anyway.
Roosendaal.
I used to go there for Mardi Gras celebrations with the street band I played in at the time. At least it was either there or Bergen. Stayed in one and played in the other.
Nice place. Friendly.
That's all.
Carry on.
 
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