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by Mactenor
(102 posts)
8 years ago

Synthetic Reeds

I have always used cane reeds, but I tried a synthetic reed and it seems to tear up my lower lip. Is this because it is so new to my embouchure or is this just me? Thanks Mactenor

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  1. by Mactenor
    (102 posts)

    8 years ago

    Re: Synthetic Reeds

    Since I see no response to my question, I guess that it is a personal problem with me. Best Regards Mactenor

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    1. by Sax Mom
      (964 posts)

      8 years ago

      Re: Synthetic Reeds

      I just can't imagine using a synthetic reed! lol! However, I can imagine it could be an issue on the lip--but why? Some people might be allergic to the synthetic materials used, as some people are allergic to latex.

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  2. by BVP623
    (6 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Synthetic Reeds

    I just switched to synthetic reeds too. I had this same problem too but just keep playing on them and your mouth will get used to it. Rudy

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    1. by eman19
      (131 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Synthetic Reeds

      I've used a couple of synthetic reeds, never had a problem.

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      1. by Mobile Band
        (27 posts)

        4 years ago

        Re: Synthetic Reeds

        There are lots of different synthetic reeds available, and they are all different. So some might "work" on your lips, others donĀ“t. jazz band berlin

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        1. by cuber
          (653 posts)

          4 years ago

          Re: Synthetic Reeds

          havent played one in a while, but from what i remember, I really didnt get the depth to my sound that cane gives.

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