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In Trent Kynaston's "The Saxophone Intonation Workbook," he makes several interesting statements I've never heard before:

Statement #1​
"You can revive old reeds by boiling them in water for a few minutes."
Statement #2​
"After boiling, remove the reeds. The remaining liquid can be served as a nourishing broth, or as a base for light soups or gravies."
Statement #3​
Actually, I just made up Statement #2.
Statement #4​
I'd like to apologize to Dr. Kynaston and the entire SOTW community for representing Statement #2 as the words of Dr. Kynaston. To my knowledge, he never said them, and indeed, I made them up. Mistakes were made. But I will get to the bottom of this matter, and will take steps to ensure that an error of this nature will never happen again during the course of this one post I'm making right now.
Statement #5​
There is no Statement #5.
So, anyways.... Oh yeah: has anyone ever actually boiled their old reeds? Did this really "revive" them?
 

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Kelly Bucheger said:
In Trent Kynaston's "The Saxophone Intonation Workbook," he makes several interesting statements I've never heard before:

Statement #1​
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

*ahem*

No, I've never done that. Never, never never, never, never.
 

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Kelly -

Can I have some of that stuff you're on?

Frank
 

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Kelly Bucheger said:
Sorry. It's not available in stores.
Man, you can say that again!

But seriously...the little charcoal thingys in all my Vandoren reed cases (I have 3 going) seem to have died on me and I've got some black stuff (mould?) on a number of my nicely broken-in reeds. Should I boil them or just heat them up in the microwave? Somebody said something about hydrogen peroxide--and it wasn't Martysax talking about one of his "dates"!

Rory
 

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I've never even heard of that:? but I have tried soaking them in peroxide and it does bring them back to life for a while.
 

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rleitch said:
Man, you can say that again!

But seriously...the little charcoal thingys in all my Vandoren reed cases (I have 3 going) seem to have died on me
Rory
Put them under a lamp close to the bulb for 5 or 6 minutes.
 

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Kelly Bucheger said:
So, anyways.... Oh yeah: has anyone ever actually boiled their old reeds? Did this really "revive" them?
No but you have clearly discovered a new use for them (were they with or without fungus?) since you started smoking them......gotta be talking about this in the " coffee shops" of Amsterdam :D ;)
 

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rleitch said:
Man, you can say that again!

But seriously...the little charcoal thingys in all my Vandoren reed cases (I have 3 going) seem to have died on me and I've got some black stuff (mould?) on a number of my nicely broken-in reeds. Should I boil them or just heat them up in the microwave? Somebody said something about hydrogen peroxide--and it wasn't Martysax talking about one of his "dates"!

Rory
Nah, just scrape the mold off and keep using them. Think cheese. Think pennicilin.
 

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.....and smoke the shavings!
 

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Reedsplinter said:
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

*ahem*

No, I've never done that. Never, never never, never, never.
Remember, *I'm* not the one who said it. Dr. Trent Kynaston said it.



Well, except for the soup part. I *did* say that part. But I've apologized for it. I mean, can we please just let this go, the soup part? That was my bad.

rleitch said:
But seriously...the little charcoal thingys in all my Vandoren reed cases...
You mean those little charcoal suppository thingies? Wait, I mean, not "suppository" -- oh, what's the word? It's on the tip of my tongue....

Sorry, Rory, please continue...

rleitch said:
...I've got some black stuff (mould?) on a number of my nicely broken-in reeds. Should I boil them or just heat them up in the microwave? Somebody said something about hydrogen peroxide--and it wasn't Martysax talking about one of his "dates"!
Mould! I love that sweet Canadian spelling! I'm guessing you mean mold, right? ("Stewardess! I speak Canadian!") And yes, it is mold. I'm pretty sure it's harmless. My reeds have it all the time. I also use those Vandoren reed "houlders."

Bill Mecca said:
a little cayenne pepah, a lil onyon and whooo weeee!
This is also about the soup reference, right? Can you people just let that go? It now appears to have been in error.

milandro said:
No but you have clearly discovered a new use for them (were they with or without fungus?) since you started smoking them......gotta be talking about this in the " coffee shops" of Amsterdam :D ;)
I have neither confirmed nor denied in this thread that I am smoking my moldy (mouldy) reeds.

I will instead once again quote Dr. Kynaston, once again from his book "The Saxophone Intonation Workbook":

Dr. Trent Kynaston said:
well i hold it for some 7-8 seconds, dont do it more because i dont want the smoke to stay in my lungs. i noticed that if i hold it longer much less smoke comes out. ive hade times b 4 when i would be like im not high n 2 seconds later id b like , im f'in lite!
martysax said:
Maybe put in a little more wine.
Mmmmm. Wine.
hakukani said:
Nah, just scrape the mold off and keep using them. Think cheese. Think pennicilin.
Mmmmm Cheese. Pennicilin. Are we spelling that right?
 

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Kelly Bucheger said:
You mean those little charcoal suppository thingies? Wait, I mean, not "suppository" -- oh, what's the word? It's on the tip of my tongue....
You've got a suppository on the tip of your tongue????????????:fftheai:

Carl, where'd you get that "puke" emoticon??
 

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:D followed by more :D

Thanks Kelly!
 

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Oops, penicillin. We aren't the only ones that mispell it.
Marty I'm sure knows how to spell it.

I agree with the French--Americans say 'Eww, it's moldy', while the French say (loosely translated) 'UMM, Where's the bread?'
 
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