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by duoheer
(15 posts)
9 years ago

Reed Help

for choosing a reed, is it wider the opening of the mouthpiece, the number for the reed is lower?

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  1. by John Coltrane
    (84 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Reed Help

    from what i am told the harder 3.5 or 4 to 5 the reed the smaller the mouthpiece opening, the softer the reed like 2's and 3's are used when u have a bigger mouthpiece opening.

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    1. by duoheer
      (15 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Reed Help

      ok, thanx a bunch...but how come when i switch 2.5 to 3, the difference is so great

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      1. by John Coltrane
        (84 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: Reed Help

        well the difference change be also on what mouthpiece your using. softer reeds seem to soak up more water while harder reeds have to be soaked a lot longer in lukewarm water.

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        1. by duoheer
          (15 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Reed Help

          ooo i see..thx a bunch

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