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I'm using the Rico Reedguard but I'm wondering if a regular reed case with a flat surface will work better? My reeds seem to be dying too fast.
Yes this. Buy a case, any will do. But search function is your friend, use it and find reed storage options in old threads, it's been discussed to death.There';s almost as many care and storage methods as there are players and posts about them in the archives. Just do what works for you. If you play a lot they don';t last that long. The only real constant between all the various methods is that the back of the reed has to be flat(tened) to play properly. I';m sure someone (Milandro, you awake?) can link you to the tons of threads on the topic.
+1. That's how I do it also with no problems. I use the basic 4-reed D'Adarrio reed guard; inexpensive, allows the reeds to dry while holding them flat, and can be disassembled to clean. Very simple and basic. If you're asking about longevity, you can store reeds in a holder like this for years without any issues (assuming the reeds are fairly clean before storing them).Personally, I don't care for wet storage, it gives more problems than it solves and I only keep my reeds in a reed holder ( I have several types ) , then I take them, more or less briefly put them in a glass of water and revive them.