Does anyone have any experience with these tools ? They seem to be VERY expensive for what just looks like a simple, small, steel billet. Are they worth the money ?
Thanks ......... the first phrase of your reply sounded a warning to me. You say, “If you know how to adjust redds ...... “. Well of course, I don’t know, but thought a ReedGeek might help me learn.If you know how to adjust reeds, I found it to be the easiest tool of its type particularly if one wishes to adjust in small areas but I have used razor blades, pocket knife and a small chisel, (as a scraper). I have a couple of reedgeeks that,, like the rest of my reed adjusting tools, sit in wait for the day that I go back to cane.
there are websites and youtube videos if you google 'how to adjust saxophone reeds'How does one go about learning to adjust reeds ? Who teaches such mysterious skills ?
Thanks so much. Hours of study ahead !there are websites and youtube videos if you google 'how to adjust saxophone reeds'
for example this one gives some useful advice -
Reed Adjustment Chart - SAXOPHONE LESSONS IN SANTA ROSA, CA
and there's this from our glorious leader
How to Choose and Work on Cane Saxophone Reeds
Reedgeek have a few videos on their website that may help
and there's probably more detail in this pdf than you'd want to know - http://makingmusicmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Web-Content-REEDS-BOOK-8.5-x-5.5-2-FINAL1.pdf