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  1. Reeds
    Let's say, hypothetically, someone soaked their reeds for a little too long when they were first breaking them in, and that their reeds sounded pretty DOA the next day since they were somewhat waterlogged. Is it possible to salvage these reeds, or would the act of drying them out all the way...
  2. Reeds
    I have a Jody Jazz Jet mouthpiece which sounds amazing. But any reed I use becomes almost unplayable after the first playing, no matter how long I played it. I use Vandoren ZZ reeds, but I've tried others and had the same problem. What can be the reason?
  3. Tips and Techniques
    Hi there, I did a google search for break in procedure for saxophone reed (I have a tenor sax) and came up with two different procedures: 1- http://www.tsmp.org/band/saxophone/utley_new_reeds.html which doesn't include soaking in the water (just wetting with saliva) and playing duration is only...
  4. General Discussion
    Hey, Folks Gather 10 sax players and you'll have 11 different ways to break in and take care of your reeds. I've tried many of them. Here's the system I use: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRAKij61y_g It's easy, straight-forward, and helps my reeds play well and last long. And it's...
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