Author: GoodWinds ★2017
Date: 2013-01-14 15:22
I'm a very good reed maker but I have to TAKE TIME and do a lot of breaking in. My reeds last a very long time, though, so I consider the investment worthwhile. I've experimented with different kinds of cane over the past 35 years but always come back to the kind I started with, it seems to work best for me.
Others on this board have advised that you find what works and eliminate all other variables if you can. That is helpful. Once in awhile I will buy a 'pro' reed crafted by a pro reed maker, that is how I continue to learn.
But there will ALWAYS be variables: weather (yeah, we all know about that one!), the type of instrument you play and its condition, your own unique ideal of sound, the kind of music you play, etc etc
Let us know how you get on.