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Hey guys,
I need a good reed holder. I'm looking into becoming a serious player, and my little dinky holders aren't really doing their job. I'm willing to spend the money for something that will keep my reeds in great condition. I don't want some high tech case that tells me what the exact humidity is, I just want something to keep my reeds in the best condition. What do you recommend?
 

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The Vandoren Reedgards are pretty standard.
They come with a charcoal tube and a little sponge for when the climat is drier.
Be careful if you use the sponge because mold tends to develop on the reeds.
 

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The La Voz aluminum holders are a little tough to find (they stopped making them years ago) but I've used them for more than 20 years and haven't found anything better. Also a piece of glass with a rubber band works very well.
 

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Chicken 'Lil said:
The La Voz aluminum holders are a little tough to find (they stopped making them years ago) but I've used them for more than 20 years and haven't found anything better. Also a piece of glass with a rubber band works very well.
Whut he said...
 

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Chicken 'Lil said:
Also a piece of glass with a rubber band works very well.
The selmer case pretty much does the same thing as a piece of glass with rubber bands.
 

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The new Lavoz plastic reed cases are really good too. I have the best luck with the colored plastic ones that hold two reeds, but the black ones that hold four are good too.
 

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tracy285 said:
Selmer makes a great reed case. Many of my friends and colleauges use this one. I am planning on buying it soon. From what I hear, it keeps reeds from warping.
http://www.wwbw.com/Selmer-Reed-Case-i81421.music
I have been using this case for quite a while now and really like it---mine holds ten reeds but there is a smaller one available for less $$.
 

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LaVoz Reedgard, for me. It's cheap and so simple that pretty much nothing can ever go wrong. Any of the cases suggested above will work great. Don't worry too much about the case you hold reeds in. Once you've bought a case, never think about it again and just play.
 

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dirty said:
LaVoz Reedgard, for me. It's cheap and so simple that pretty much nothing can ever go wrong. Any of the cases suggested above will work great. Don't worry too much about the case you hold reeds in. Once you've bought a case, never think about it again and just play.

The only comlaint I have about them is that the tops can crack after a loooong time. I have one that is probably from the 80's if they had them back then, and the top is slightly cracked where it fits over the bottom peg, if this makes any sense.

I probably own 4 or 5 of these things for tenor.
 

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Martinman said:
The only comlaint I have about them is that the tops can crack after a loooong time. I have one that is probably from the 80's if they had them back then, and the top is slightly cracked where it fits over the bottom peg, if this makes any sense.
The metal ones are indestructible.
 

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Carl H. said:
The metal ones are indestructible.

I figured. However, they aren't made anymore, so they are harder to find.
 

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One would think the metal ones aren't that difficult to make.
 

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Carl H. said:
Chuck Norris can find them.:)

Chuck doesn't need to find them. He invented them, and wills them into existance at will. Sadly, he has not done so in quite some time.
 
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