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 Reed Case
Author: GBK 
Date:   2019-12-04 22:56

Since I needed a few new no-frills reed cases for myself and my students, I ordered some wood reed cases from Weiner Music. I'm not sure who manufactures them but the quality is exceptional. Since I don't believe in keeping reeds in a humidity controlled environment, these were perfect. They hold 9 reeds each and have magnetic closures.

Simply, one of the best purchases I've made in quite a while. Highly recommended:

Dark wood:

https://shop.weinermusic.com/Standard-Wood-Bb-Clarinet-Reed-Case-9-Reeds/productinfo/CKW10WB/

Light wood:

https://shop.weinermusic.com/Standard-Wood-Bb-Clarinet-Reed-Case-9-Reeds/productinfo/CKW10WN/


...GBK

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 Re: Reed Case
Author: Djudy 
Date:   2019-12-04 23:45

I found a similar case at a high-end luthier, same price, here in France and have been very pleased with it. No fuss, reeds stay nice and flat, don't slip inside, stays closed. Definitely an improvement over fumbling for reeds in the individual slipcases. I can now easily switch reeds as needed at rehearsal; I keep both cane and Légères in the same case.





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 Re: Reed Case
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2019-12-05 01:31

Those wooden frame cases with the reeds lying flat over glass beat all the so called high tech "humidifying" plastic reed cases of recent years. Weiner's cases resemble the old Selmer reed cases that seldom turn up for sale any more but sell immediately when they do. And Weiner Music sells the glass and wood ones for a reasonable price. I prefer them even to the traditional glass in leather German-made (more expensive) reed cases.



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 Re: Reed Case
Author: rstanley 
Date:   2019-12-05 02:32

Funny, I've found that these kind of reed cases can lead to black mold growth on the flat side of the reed. I make sure my reeds don't for a "seal" when they are still wet.

Bob S

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 Re: Reed Case
Author: Slowoldman 
Date:   2019-12-05 03:19

Having hand-made some reed cases myself, those look like a steal at that price.

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 Re: Reed Case
Author: Wicked Good 2017
Date:   2019-12-05 04:50

They seem somewhat similar to these from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Yibuy-Clarinet-Magnetic-Closure-Mahogany/dp/B0757LNCMV/

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 Re: Reed Case
Author: BethGraham 
Date:   2019-12-06 04:56

Boy, that's a handsome case. I wonder if something like it is available in my neck of the woods. (Canada)

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 Re: Reed Case
Author: bmcgar 2017
Date:   2019-12-06 07:34

I wish someone would make a nice case for only four reeds that will nicely fit in a shirt pocket.

These Weiner cases and those like them are nice for instrument case storage--and they're certainly pretty--but if I need to make a quick switch during a performance or my case isn't nearby, they're too big; even the 5-reed models.

My ancient aluminum La Voz ReedGards are in my pockets when I'm on stage. Very small, securely hold the reeds, minimal chance of damaging the tips when inserting and removing reeds, the table is FLAT, and they're robust. Also, I like it that the reeds are separated, and won't flop around or fall out. Nasty to open a case with reeds just lying on a plate and have them slide around or, if I'm not careful, wind up on the floor. (No, I don't worry about humidification either.) I can't fathom why they're not still made, though they're by no means "sexy."

My fancy cherry 5-reed job stays in my instrument case. The 12-reed case stays in my table drawer unless I'm traveling.

B.



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 Re: Reed Case
Author: Katrina 
Date:   2019-12-06 18:43

I'm a little leery of the plexiglass base. In my experience plexiglass doesn't do the same job that glass-glass does because it can warp. Of course I have also broken the glass-glass ones before too.

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 Re: Reed Case
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2019-12-06 23:35

Of course for small (shirt pocket or small single case) I am liking the D'Addario four reed holder. It comes in different colors to aid in rotation as well.







...............Paul Aviles



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 Re: Reed Case
Author: Tom H 
Date:   2019-12-09 06:47

I've always used simple plastic reed holders and kept my reeds that are in use for concerts, etc. a little bit moist all the time (definately not soaked). Warping doesn't occur unless they dry out completely. I do think this way may shorten the life of the reed, or at least someone said that once. I found the (more expensive) metal reed holders don't seem to work as well, especially with the warping.
To each his/her own, whatever works.

The Most Advanced Clarinet Book--Austin Macauley Publishers
tomheimer.ampbk.com/
austinmacauley.com/author/heimer-tom (PDF samples here)
Boreal Ballad for unaccompanied clarinet--Sheet Music Plus


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 Re: Reed Case
Author: Ralph Katz 
Date:   2019-12-09 22:41

My repair tech carries plastic reed cases which hold 12 reeds and are $15 or so. I got a bunch and numbered them 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. An entire box of reeds goes into the next empty case while I break them in, staying them together until there are no usable reeds left. By then, the next higher numbered case should have the next bunch to work with.

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