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 ARIA reeds coming soon
Author: Brad Behn 
Date:   2021-10-21 22:25

Hello all,

Just so you know, ARIA reeds are coming soon. We've had difficulties during the pandemic with shipping issues, and decided to wait a while until things stabilize. Now that we've got things normalized with the post (best that we can hope for at least), we've got a new production run of over 6000 reeds just about complete.

Please know that nothing has changed, we don't plan on discontinuing ARIA. ARIA reeds remain the same in every way - same cane, same shape, same manufacturing equipment, and same playing results.

As for BRIO - these reeds are also continuing and offer a different experience for those looking for something a bit more "French" in concept/sound, versus ARIA's more germanic or home-made reed experience.

What does that mean.

Well ARIA are free, responsive, warm sounding, and offer a big easy blow-through. Basically ARIA works great for players who prefer easy blowing warmth. BRIO on the other hand are made from zingier cane; they hold the sound with a tighter center.

ARIA are more costly because we cure our blanks mid-manufacture, allowing for less likelihood of warpage which is a unique attribute within the reed industry. What you get as a result is, more stability, and great blow-through.

Thank you,
Brad

Brad Behn
http://www.clarinetmouthpiece.com

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 Re: ARIA reeds coming soon
Author: Ed 
Date:   2021-10-21 23:22

That is great to hear! Brad has done a great job with both of these reeds. They are very responsive and quite consistent. These are a great addition to the countless varieties of reeds already on the market

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 Re: ARIA reeds coming soon
Author: Musikat 
Date:   2021-10-22 18:03

This is the best news! I was so sad to think they were going away and am thrilled you are bringing them back. I have already pre-ordered two boxes! It's interesting to read your detailed descriptions of the differences. I have really tried to like the BRIOs but the ARIAs just work so much better for me.

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 Re: ARIA reeds coming soon
Author: Ed 
Date:   2021-10-22 21:18

While I trust Brad's knowledge, I don't know that I would describe them in this way

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As for BRIO - these reeds are also continuing and offer a different experience for those looking for something a bit more "French" in concept/sound, versus ARIA's more germanic or home-made reed experience.


I am not faulting him. It is hard to describe things like this and we all have different concepts and interpretations of those words. It probably also varies some from player to player and set up to set up.

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