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Posted: December 07, 2020
Make your saxophone reed last longer by using a reed guard or reed case. By storing your reed carefully, you can extend the life of your reed and save a lot of money!
Storing your reed on your mouthpiece or loose in the instrument case will make it more likely that your reed will get chipped or damaged. The clear plastic cases that they’re packaged in are not advisable to use as reed case because it will just create mold. Using a reed guard or reed case to store the reed safely will prevent the reeds from warping and keep it dry.
Reeds are typically expected to last for around 1 to 2 weeks. Playing that one same reed everyday will wear out the reed faster. This is why it's suggested to have multiple good reeds. When you find your good reeds, try keeping them on a rotating method. If you one good reed today, use a different good reed tomorrow, and a different one for the next day. Just like the players, reeds also need to rest.
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