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Offline Djudy

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How instrument reeds are made (video)
« on: September 08, 2019, 10:16:44 AM »

I found this fascinating from a technical aspect and because I've often been frustrated with cane clarinet reeds from that well-known giant. Seeing all that that goes into a reed makes me feel much more willing to work with a good product based on a cantankerous natural material. I had already switched to Rigotti reeds at a friend's suggestion (based on quality and no pesticides) before seeing this video, and found them to be much more consistant and agreeable to play that the other cane reeds I'd tried. So I enjoyed "meeting" the business via the video. I also use Legere synthetic reeds where circumstances and temperment require. Each one (natural cane vs synthetic polymer, not just these brands)  has its strong points and drawbacks so I have both at the ready. Disclamer : I have no connection to Rigotti nor with Legere other than that I am happy with the reeds I have purchased from them.