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 reeds professionally adjusted
Author: Late_returner 
Date:   2019-11-16 20:41

Some months (?) Ago there was a mention of a person who sold reeds that he adjusted to good p,aying, and i think he also added some kind of magic coating. I cant find the previous thread, and i think it came up within another topic, so i cant find it in a search. ( ie i think it was never the main subject)
I would be grateful if anyone can direct me to where this is


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 Re: reeds professionally adjusted
Author: fernie121 
Date:   2019-11-16 20:46

I’m the one who posted about it. It’s called Dream Reed. If you go a few pages back and look for posts started by myself you should find it quickly.

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 Re: reeds professionally adjusted
Author: Fuzzy 
Date:   2019-11-16 21:01

Is this the thread you are referring to: http://test.woodwind.org/clarinet/BBoard/read.html?f=1&i=476297&t=476282


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 Re: reeds professionally adjusted
Author: EbClarinet 
Date:   2019-11-18 04:48

My female clarinet professor taught us that Vandoren reeds are NOT finished and that they need 2 b worked on further. I never learned the art of reed working but I'm posting 2 C if this is true.


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 Re: reeds professionally adjusted
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2019-11-18 05:48

Vandoren reeds r as finished as any other reed. You either go through tons of them 2 find the perfect reed, or you make adjustments 2 the 1s you find that r almost right. :)


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 Re: reeds professionally adjusted
Author: fernie121 
Date:   2019-11-18 06:09


You really need to learn to finish reeds. Even the one or two good reeds in a box can usually be improved. I highly recommend Ridenour’s ATG system. The instructions are great. He prefers sanding, which I do too. However I know you can get great results with a blade, or something like a ReedGeek. I do find it a little odd you mentioned your professor was female, as I don’t see how that’s relevant. :)

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 Re: reeds professionally adjusted
Author: bmcgar 2017
Date:   2019-11-18 06:11

ajstng reeds is E-sily lrnd.


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 Re: reeds professionally adjusted
Author: Djudy 
Date:   2019-11-18 19:50

Tom R's videos are great (and funny); also on youtube, I like the advice of the sax guy Sirvalorsax ("How to Fix Reeds..." and a review of the Vandoren plaque & stylet) , Earspasm Music (bass clarinet) and Better Sax and Saxophone Geek, one of whom interviewed the Reed Geek guy. Saxophone Geek has the simplest advice of all, and that works, about 'polishing' a reed on cheap typing paper ("The Paper Trick"). I tried this on a reed dry out of the box and was surprised that I could feel the 'shine' coming up. I did both sides and the reed sounded and felt very nice. I just do this automatically now and play for a while before trying anything more radical and time consuming. So if you're short on time or don't like to fuss, this is a good trick to remember It won't fix a real dud but it does help.

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