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by Nicholask
(2 posts)
11 months ago

Cleaning Reed Mold

Im really bad at the saxophone, and It’s my second year playing on it.
I noticed black / grey gunk growing on my reed, and I googled a bit and found it was mold.
I figured I could fix it up by soaking my reed in hydrogen peroxide for a day, but it didn’t remove the discolouration. I don’t know if the reed is healthy or not, and I am also bothered by it’s appearance. How can I kill all the bacteria without damaging the reed?

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (399 posts)

    11 months ago

    Re: Cleaning Reed Mold

    Small amount of tooth past. Brush just one direction lightly, toward the tip.

    Rinse.

    Hopefully after 2 years you are not using the same reed.

    You should have like four that you use interchanging.

     

    If not, you should just give up the horn

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    1. by Nicholask
      (2 posts)

      11 months ago

      Re: Cleaning Reed Mold

      yes thank you

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  2. by mgictwnger
    (41 posts)

    11 months ago

    Re: Cleaning Reed Mold

    Is the reed cane or artificial?

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