Boy do I feel "low tech". I have been using Rico Reedguards super glued together to hold six numbered reeds for as long as I can remember. Yellow is for "classical" and red is for "jazz". Someone gave the the one on the left as a gift and I have never used it.
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Rico case on the left is for Soprano. Vandoren case on the right is for Tenor. I prefer the Rico case because it is easier to open and holds 8 reeds.
Good question. I'll probably change to use solely the Rico case soon.Why not use the Rico case for all?
Opinions differ on this but I believe leaving the reed on the mouthpiece promotes it to warp, plus on metal mouthpieces the humidity will accelerate metal corrosion. For me, keeping reeds on a flat surface in a proper case is a must.I guess but how is it any better than the plastic case it comes in or just leaving it on the mouthpiece as I do now? Was hoping the humidity thing would allow me to play the reed straight away
The problem I had with the Rico reed case is that it would trap and mangle the end of the reeds, especially bari reeds.