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I started playing a few days ago on a new Rico nr.2 reed and i noticed that while soaking it the tip starts to warp. It gets better after a while but doesnt completely go away. I soak the reeds in my mouth.
Am i doing something wrong?
 

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no, you are not doing anything wrong but soak reeds in a glass of water before playing and the warping will quickly go away.
 

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With some reeds, yes. It's just the nature of the cane.
If it really bothers you try a synthetic reed. No warping... EVER.
 

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I started playing a few days ago on a new Rico nr.2 reed and i noticed that while soaking it the tip starts to warp. It gets better after a while but doesnt completely go away. I soak the reeds in my mouth.
Am i doing something wrong?
First wet the reed. Then press the warped part of the reed against the flat mouthpiece table. Press firmly. If the reed is sufficiently wet, after about a minute the reed will flatten out. No more warping.

Ron M
 

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Dont press on it.
The warpage occurs when fibers of the cane absorb moisture at different rates, causing a "wrinkly" look, but that soon disappears as all the fibers eventually become fully absorbed after a few minutes.

"If it really bothers you try a synthetic reed"
Why would there be an emotional attachment to temporary tip warpage?
 
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