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Fraser Jarvis

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Just been looking at getting a Reco reed storage container and I see you put a "Reco reed revitalizer sachet" in the box to keep the reeds at the right humidity...anyone using one? how long do the sachet's last for before needing replacing?
 

Saxdiva

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Just been looking at getting a Reco reed storage container and I see you put a "Reco reed revitalizer sachet" in the box to keep the reeds at the right humidity...anyone using one? how long do the sachet's last for before needing replacing?

I use one. In colder weather the sachets lasted for nearly 4 months. In summer they dried out after about 5 weeks.
 

kevgermany

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I use one, without the sachet. Seems to work well. They're not quite ready to play, but certainly not completely dry.
 

Fraser Jarvis

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Thanks for that guys, recent "reed trauma" has seriously put me off using synthetic reeds of any kind, have now gone back to using Alexander NY 3 cane reeds that I forgot I had! massive sound, much better than any synthetic I've tried.
 

Saxdiva

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Thanks for that guys, recent "reed trauma" has seriously put me off using synthetic reeds of any kind, have now gone back to using Alexander NY 3 cane reeds that I forgot I had! massive sound, much better than any synthetic I've tried.

Agreed 100%. Tried the Legere signature which has a great reputation. Sounded ok til I compared it with Alexander DC 2.5s. They are fantastic reeds with a huge sound.
 

Fraser Jarvis

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Agreed 100%. Tried the Legere signature which has a great reputation. Sounded ok til I compared it with Alexander DC 2.5s. They are fantastic reeds with a huge sound.
I once tried a couple of Legere Signature's in two different strengths, both sounded crap.
 

Jules

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Considering what you do I'd have thought plasticovers might be your kind of thing.....
 

ProfJames

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Never tried a Plasticover. What is the difference between them and a Legere for instance?
 

Colin the Bear

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Look like they're dipped in chocolate. Sound like they're dipped in... err...used chocolate heheheheh
 

Fraser Jarvis

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Wonder if anyone is willing to swap a box of plasticovers in either 2.5, 3, or 3.5 for a Harry Hartman carbon fiber reed medium that has only been played a couple of times?
 

kevgermany

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Wonder if anyone is willing to swap a box of plasticovers in either 2.5, 3, or 3.5 for a Harry Hartman carbon fiber reed medium that has only been played a couple of times?

As in 'Wanna cut through the mix? With a Hartman you can cut through your lip at the same time!!!'
 

dooce

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Just been looking at getting a Reco reed storage container and I see you put a "Reco reed revitalizer sachet" in the box to keep the reeds at the right humidity...anyone using one? how long do the sachet's last for before needing replacing?
After years of cynicism about stuff like this I got a Vandoren reed box which has an indicator that tells you when to top up the bit of sponge with water. Criminal amount of money but it works and wouldn't be without it now.
 

TomMapfumo

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Thanks for that guys, recent "reed trauma" has seriously put me off using synthetic reeds of any kind, have now gone back to using Alexander NY 3 cane reeds that I forgot I had! massive sound, much better than any synthetic I've tried.

The Alexander NY reeds are great - often use them on soprano too.
 

Fraser Jarvis

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The Alexander NY reeds are great - often use them on soprano too.
Did last nights gig using an Alexander NY 3, these things really rip! can hear myself now over that bloody trumpet! may look at getting some harder ones next time though...
 

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