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The old H2O2

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My alto reed sounds fine but despite rinsing after every use it got some black (fungus?) growing on it.

Soaked it in Hydrogen Peroxide until the bubbling stopped ( about 20 min), rinsed and used my thumbnail to scrape off the gunk under running water.

90% of it came off, doesn't look brand new but way better.

I'll try it later and see if it plays the same or better.
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Just tried the reed, plays the same which is good since it was fine before.
My HP is food grade @ 35% so I water it way down.
I used to take 12 drops a day for years.
I swear it cured West Nile
As long as it plays well....
I let my reeds dry sitting on the black keys of my piano.
If the reed wrinkles wetting and playing flattens it out.
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