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i bought a box of hemke 2.5 reeds broke them in and numbered 1 to 5 (1 being the best) i've left the reeds for a few weeks and my exams tomorrow... so i whack out number 1 and 2 and there Stuffy and sh*t...!!!

do i just have to break em in again????????
 

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You should always spend some of your practice time on the reeds you plan on performing on. If you don't, you won't be used to their playing characteristics and they'll feel strange. Play on whatever reeds you've been practicing on.

You've been practicing, right?
 

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Even if you can't practice, try to not let your reeds dry for several days.

If they're super dry when you wet them again they'll swell and possibly warp on you.

To keep your reeds from getting too dry you might want to put your reed cases in a ziplock bag w/ orange peels. Instant humidor. This is especially good if you expect things to get dry for few to several days. Try putting your Hemke's in there for a few days and keep playing them. They may stabilize again for you.

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bigbari62 said:
i bought a box of hemke 2.5 reeds broke them in and numbered 1 to 5 (1 being the best) i've left the reeds for a few weeks and my exams tomorrow... so i whack out number 1 and 2 and there Stuffy and sh*t...!!!

do i just have to break em in again????????
Hi,
why don't you consider to switch to Alexander Superial reeds?? I buy regurarly them and I SWEAR that in the package of 10, almost 9 are PERFECT!!!
Stay tuned,
Frank
 

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yeah ive been practicing....
i left the 2 best reeds to save em.......
i play on them today and tommorrow hopefully by 3:00pm tommorrow there back to their good self
 

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just go through every reed you have and play whatever one is best. Don't make yourself have extra anxiety by worrying about your reed once you select the one you will play on.
 

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ok

i just noticed that one of the two good reeds i was/am going to use has uneven rails (the left rail is huge!!!)
 
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