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what's the best way to maintain sax instrument reeds

what's the best way to maintain sax instrument reeds with reed case(or  you can chose HIKETREE store Multi-Instrument ReedCure Reed Case Sterilizer for All Clarinets and Saxophones Reedcure )

Referred to the reed, which is often overlooked for beginners but also a problem for beginners headache, because of the use and selection of reed, the replacement is particularly frequent, and the reed's good and bad also related to whether you can play Out of the beautiful sound, that is, directly affect the pronunciation of the sound.
The preferred viewing reed surface, the best was golden yellow, fine fibers, color depth, slightly lighter color on both sides.
Followed by watching the scraping surface, the whistle scraping the middle of the nose than the tip and scraping the surface to be thicker, similar to the Dutch rush.
Finally watch the rectum tail both sides of the end of the cut is uniform.
After the realestate buy back, do not immediately use, first soaked in water for 3-5 minutes, and then flat on a piece of long, slightly wider than the reed on the glass, the next day in the same way plane down On the glass, repeat two or three times, after several times of wet and dry, through the reed inside its physical and chemical changes, two or three days, the reed will become more stable, reliable and durable.
Do not usually practice only one reed can be used two or three rotation, so you can extend the life of the reed.
Another point is that when buying a reed, you will find the reefer box marked with 1,1.5, 2,2.5 ... and other Arabic numerals. Keep in mind that these numbers are used to indicate the thickness and strength of the scraping surface of the reed (that is, the tip of the picket). The smaller the value, the smaller its thickness and strength, the reed is also easy to vibrate, not too much breath can be pronounced. On the contrary, the larger the number, the greater the thickness of the reed so there is some difficulty with the pronunciation. Which 2,2.5,3,3.5 these four most commonly used. There is also a reed designed specifically for playing jazz, whistles and whistles have made major changes. In general, the thickness of small (thin), relatively easy to play, and the thickness of a large, relatively good for the treble blowing some, according to their own specific circumstances to choose, it is best to have an experienced instructor staff.

The weakest part of the reed is the top part of the reed, the most vulnerable place, the best way to introduce daily routine

Find a thick book up, what the line, both to a certain extent, to ensure that the saxophone reed dry, but also to ensure that not easily deformed.
Pack the reed in paper, pack a few more layers, and then find a small plastic band, and then take a packet of desiccant together, sealed, and placed in the refrigerator. For moldy reed, but also reluctant to throw away, you can use blisters, and then release the refrigerator.
If the amount of reed is not very large, you can use the first method, simple. If you usually use a large amount of reed, you can use the second method of maintenance.

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