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Hi everyone,

I've been using the mouthpiece silencer for a while now and have noticed that certain reeds tend to get VERY resistant when I'm playing the mouthpiece with the silencer. Even though the reeds might even feel soft when I play the mouthpiece by itself, I'm leaking air out of the corners of my mouth when I use the silencer.

I know that the silencer tells you to work you way up, to start without the inner tube, etc., but I'm convinced this isn't a problem with my playing (the problem varies from reed to reed, irrespective of how hard the reed otherwise seems to be). It tends to be worse with reeds that don't play as well, but I'm not very good at working on reeds with a knife. Would this problem be indicative of any particular kind of problem with the reed? I've had a problem with reeds having slow response in general, even though they aren't "hard." Is this all just a matter of "balancing the tip"?
 
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