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new guy on tenor here

what's the best way to stop my reeds from warping? i bought 3 #3 rico royales three weeks ago and they're all warped now.

i didn't realise there's so much to this subject.
 

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ZephyrSax said:
How are you storing your reeds when not in use?
i put them back in the plastic cover thing they came with after giving 'em a wipe with a clean cloth.
 

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Marton: Reeds warp . . . even when held in holders that are flat and tight. Wet them and they should straighten out. My only suggestion is to switch to synthetic reeds if warping bothers you. DAVE
 

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Dave nailed it. What they look like when they're dry doesn't matter (well, to a certain extent). The shape they're in when they have absorbed some moisture does.
 

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There is a product I like manufactured by Rico called the "Reedvitalizer." Essentially it's a ziploc sort of pouch with a humidity controlling packet inside. Store reeds in that before or after they've been played and it keeps them just moist enough to extend life but not mold. After something like six months you may need replacement packets, but it varies.

The alternative is to just store them in a plastic bag. It'll save you the cash and work just as well - the reeds just have a greater chance of molding after awhile. No big deal, just dip 'em in some peroxide. Give it a shot!
 

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thanks for the responses guys. set my mind at ease.

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