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 Cleaning Your Reed Case
Author: SantiandCo 
Date:   2010-10-11 05:03

I bought my reed case approximately a half a year ago. It seems that my reeds have been getting moldy as a result of using some individual reeds too much at marching band. I believe it is long past due, that I should clean my reed case. The problem is I don't know how. When i bought it it came with specific instructions on how to do it unfortunately i threw the instructions away. I have a vandoren reed case that can hold up to 4 reeds. This is a link to it http://www.vandoren.fr/en/accessories.html
I'm afraid of simply running water in it in fear that it might damage the "charcoal" cartridge inside of it. Someone please help me.

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 Re: Cleaning Your Reed Case
Author: EEBaum 
Date:   2010-10-11 05:38

Might take some encouraging, but the cartridge is removable.

-Alex
www.mostlydifferent.com

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 Re: Cleaning Your Reed Case
Author: Ed 
Date:   2010-10-11 12:05

It may be an issue with the design. I have had many reeds getting moldy in that case. Consequently I don't use it. I think that the Reed Mate works better.

http://www.muncywinds.com/index.php/reed-mate-reed-case.html

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 Re: Cleaning Your Reed Case
Author: DavidBlumberg 
Date:   2010-10-11 12:24

Pull it apart...... It does come apart pretty easily, and then soap and water. Heat the tube with a hair dryer. You can also leave the top off of it and use it like that.

http://www.MyTempoMusic.com

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 Re: Cleaning Your Reed Case
Author: EEBaum 
Date:   2010-10-11 16:00

Do you peeps dry your reeds off after playing them, or just put them straight from mouthpiece to case?

-Alex
www.mostlydifferent.com

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 Re: Cleaning Your Reed Case
Author: DavidBlumberg 
Date:   2010-10-11 17:37

Quick rinse in sink and dry on pants.

http://www.MyTempoMusic.com

http://www.ClarinetLessonOnline.com


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 Re: Cleaning Your Reed Case
Author: Ed 
Date:   2010-10-11 23:38

I wipe it off and if time permits I will let it air dry for a few minutes before putting it away. That Vandoren case is the only case that I have consistently had problems with, and I had used MANY different cases.

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 Re: Cleaning Your Reed Case
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2010-10-12 00:18

1/3 bleach to 2/3 of water should kill the mold. I surely would play those reeds. This is a basic formula to get rid of mold.

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