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Has anyone heard of Ishimure reeds? I have began to hear a lot about them.
 

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Google turns up nothing... o_O
 

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I think you mean ISHIMORI reeds...
but they are not ISHIMORI reeds...that is the name of the store/company here in Tokyo...It's a SUPER Sax pro shop...but the brand of reeds is WOODSTONE reeds...Only available here in Japan unfortunately...If you are willing to pay for my train ride and other misc handling fees I can get some for you and send them to you...
 

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I think you mean ISHIMORI reeds...
but they are not ISHIMORI reeds...that is the name of the store/company here in Tokyo...It's a SUPER Sax pro shop...but the brand of reeds is WOODSTONE reeds...Only available here in Japan unfortunately...If you are willing to pay for my train ride and other misc handling fees I can get some for you and send them to you...
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Ishimori reeds have been the most consistently great reeds I have ever used. You can order direct from them, and it ends up costing about 2.88 US per tenor reed. Its billed to your credit card in yen, but thats what it worked out to last time I purchased 50 tenor reeds.

Side note, I gave 5 reeds to my uncle, who has played for 60+ years, and he said the same thing, BEST EVER PLAYED.

Here is the email address I have for them, [email protected] send them one on what you are looking for, and they will respond fairly quick with a quote and such. REALLY nice people. BTW, last I checked, they didn't have any bari reeds! DRAT.

Here is the latest quote I got for 50 tenor reeds.

*Wood Stone Tenor Saxophone Reed #3 --- 10 sheet 14,500(Japanese Yen)
*Shipping cost 2,300 (Japanese Yen)
Total amount 16,800(Japanese Yen)

They ARE the best.
 

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Interesting...I didn't know they would ship overseas....That would make them the first Japanese music store I've seen that ships to foreign addresses...Must be a new policy...If so, that's great because then the rest of the world can get some of their stuff!!! It's quite pricey though...
 

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thanks, I wasn't sure about the spelling. Frank Wess uses Ishimori, by the way. I think he also has one of their ligs, similair to the triple-banded brilharts.
 

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Interesting...I didn't know they would ship overseas....That would make them the first Japanese music store I've seen that ships to foreign addresses...Must be a new policy...If so, that's great because then the rest of the world can get some of their stuff!!! It's quite pricey though...
You get what you pay for. We all spend about three bucks a reed whatever way you look at it, yen or dollars or euros. 10 sleeves of five lasts quite awhile.

I've ordered these for at least the last two years, my first email was in early 05.....

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I didn't quite get on with the Woodstone reeds...but I only tried one reed(the softest they had--2.5)...It was very very dense and not a free-blowing, responsive type feel that I like...felt like great cane and looked aged nicely but seems like a reed that might need some TLC to 'work-in' That's just my 2 cents on the reeds...
 
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