Hi I was wondering how many of you adjust your saxophone reeds. It seems such a waste, not to mention the cost, throwing them away if they don't play well. I'm very much a beginner and have found that two reeds out of the same box don't play anything like the same. I have one Rico 2 reed that plays really easily and another that is a brute. I was just going to throw it away but I thought I would try scraping it. I made bagpipe reeds for years so I have the scraping knife but they are not hard to make and sharpen. Anyway I scraped it wet away from the tip, rather towards the ligature and with just a little scraped off the difference was amazing. I generally found when making bagpipe reeds that the place to scrape them was near the binding, The tip can be left as it is.