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Jazz Is All

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I don't know what other people do with all the plastic reed holders that you get by buying Vandoren and Rico reeds but I consider it an ecological disaster to throw them out, so I just kept them. I could have recycled them I know but I'm one of those "I'll find a use for it sometime"people. So I used to just keep reeds in them individually in plastic Tupperware type containers organized by S,A,T and then by hardness range, S, M, H. After all these years having and using all of them loose became a PITA and in a flash of ingenuity I got out my hot glue gun and glued 6 holders together to make reed holders. As you can see in the photo they are similar to the black ones that I bought commercially although slightly bigger.

Why spend more money on those when you can use what you get for the price of the reed already. Just gang them up and you have a handy multi-reed holder to put in your pocket or gig bag. I have them for three sizes: SAT

They also have the benefit of letting more air reach the wet reeds, so they dry more quickly and if I want to sterilize them I can just put the whole thing in a small jar with Hydrogen Peroxide diluted with water let it soak and then rinse it under the tap. Easy Peasy
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mizmar

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I got out my hot glue gun and glued 6 holders together to make reed holders.
Actually, thinking on, I'm inspired.
I'm gonna save up the reed sleeves and build a holder in a Rosetta shape, mount it with a pin through the middle and play pick a reed wheel-of-fortune. So you spin it and have to practice with which ever reed is at the top. Which ever voice, however stuffy.
 

Targa

Among the pigeons
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Actually, thinking on, I'm inspired.
I'm gonna save up the reed sleeves and build a holder in a Rosetta shape, mount it with a pin through the middle and play pick a reed wheel-of-fortune. So you spin it and have to practice with which ever reed is at the top. Which ever voice, however stuffy.
Rosetta - does that mean it has the transcriptions for Eb and Bb on it?
 

ellinas

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I store my reeds in an old Alexander reeds case.... and keep them in rico plastic guards ... The ones that come with rico's .....

There's something about the case that makes me feel nice.

I just love it's vintage vibe
 
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