How Long Do Reeds Last? 19:46 on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 kmcintyre (9 points) Posted by kmcintyre I've been playing for a few weeks now. Conclusion So, how long are you getting out of your Signature (or other Legere) reeds and what are the symptoms when it's on the way out ? Owners of reed diffusers will also need to keep certain things in mind that can affect how long the reeds last to ensure that they last as long as possible. My question is how long will it last? I know of no reliable evidence to suggest that there is any truth in this. Fibracells feel more like a normal reed - and last well too. How Long Do Reed Diffusers Last? The trick is to get great results out of Legere. Off-brand or generic reeds simply do not play as well or last as long as their more expensive counterparts. While all reeds come packaged in individual sleeves, these sleeves aren’t ideal for long-term storage. They actually last for months. Be sure to suck out excess water or saliva before attempting to play the reed or that moisture will be pushed into the oboe or make a gargling sound. How long should a reed last? You can learn more about breaking in reeds in my articles "Reeds 101" and "Reeds 201." So let’s assume we now have a reed that we know is nicely run in, and is playing well so this is definitely a reed we can use with confidence. How long have you guys gotten your reeds to last? How long the reed will last will likely depend on your personal playing habits. Most bassoon On May 22, 2014 I began trialing a Legere synthetic bassoon reed - a reed I have long been interested in. I play almost every day and my reeds lasts for two, sometimes three months. Everything I can do on a cane reed, I can also play on a Legere signature reed. The SOTW Forum Oboe reeds last for about 10-15 hours of playing and no longer than one month after construction. That's with just one reed at a time - back in middle school, my band director said they last longer if you do use four or five and cycle them, or at least give them plenty of time to dry between uses. The reeds are mounted to the mouthpiece of the instrument using wires. When you’re not in the room or wish to take a break from diffusing, simply remove the reeds, placing them on the wooden tray and do not replace until you’re ready to diffuse again. But once you find “your” size, that reed will last you a long time. Many people have asked me “how long do these fiberreed reeds last?” Good question I’d say. Reeds they change daily depending on use and the weather, and can become accidentally damaged. I also find them comfortable to play. The Legeres sound better but they won't be worth the money if they bend faster than cane reeds. Do you know that the time a diffuser oil can last it all depends on the temperature? I tried them when they first came out but couldn't get the right strength,i will see how they go over the next few months. Merlin 03-25-2008, 12:02 AM I've been playing the same Legere bari reeds for several years now. Many people have asked me "how long do these fiberreed reeds last?" Wait as long as possible to flip the reeds so you get the most out of each end. Some of my reeds alto reeds last months (and on my soprano and tenor, Years - yes years - only because of little use). I recently ordered a couple of Legere Signature alto reeds after reading a thread on SOTW and was very impressed with them,played a gig last night and used the Legere was really happy how it went. The other Bari synthetic, in my opinion lacks "realness". There is a long established piece of advice that states if you play your new harmonica very gently when it is new, that it will somehow extend its playing life. Bassoon reeds, being even thicker, can last up to 2-3 months for students. It also depends on the durability of the reed. I have one, which I do like, especially for doubling as I don't have to worry about the reed drying out if it sits on the stand too long between numbers (I use one on my bass clarinet for the same reason). Buy high-quality reeds to start with. Specialized care and use will determine how long a bassoon reed will last. I can say I’ve had it over one year and still playing great on a part time basis. How long the Fibracell reed will last is still up in the air for me. Clarinet Reeds Légère clarinet reeds respond instantly providing long lasting, orchestral-grade sound, every time. How long a reed will last is not a fixed equation: for starters, the reed is in effect an agricultural product, so variation in cane will affect reed life, as will improper storage (before and after opening a box of reeds). My alto, I've got out of the habit and I've started to fail on keeping a check on where I am with my reeds because I just haven't had time to breathe the last couple of months, with many events, so I've lost where I am with how long they're lasting. The Bari brand reeds are very good for marching band - last a long time - and don't care about temperature or humidity. I keep one handy but don’t use it nearly as much as my other reeds. Not only do plastic sleeves do a poor job at preventing warpage but, if you store your reeds in your saxophone case, they can I have a Honda CR125R from 2001, I have installed boyesen power reeds, works well, but how long do these reeds last? Not only do the plastic sleeves do a poor job at preventing warpage but, if you store the sleeves in your saxophone case Good question I'd say. the manual says to change … They have a nicer sound than the Bari's I find but YMMV. No two reeds are the same. If you can do that, you're golden. Im thinking about getting the V-force 3s but I dont know how long they last. They last as long as they last. I am confused! Oboe reeds soaked in water will last longer than reeds soaked with saliva. Some suddenly go soggy and won't play. To me the Legere reeds sound good, they sound natural, and they don’t sound synthetic. It is recommended to always have a couple of reeds on hand so you have a variety to choose from. Do the aftermarket ones last longer than stock or about the same? I seem to lose a lot in the way my tone with those Bari reeds, so I never stuck with it long How long should my reeds last anyway? If you buy a Legere for $35 dollars and get a year out of it, you've spent $35 in a year on reeds. Reeds will slowly lose their function over time, and replacing the reed is recommended every 2-3 weeks for intermediate players and every few days for advanced or professional players. Since I don't really like to spend the money, I let my reeds go as long as I can force them to go, but there is a definite point after 3-4 weeks that they begin to deteriorate. Second, break your reeds in gradually to increase their consistency and life-span. So basically do 3 Legere reeds in rotation last 3 times as long as cane? Amazing. I'm a fan of the Reed It's just been a year now that I have been using them so I … While all reeds are packaged in individual plastic sleeves, these sleeves aren’t ideal for long-term storage. The reeds are available in the Signature, Classic and European cuts in … This is … Do you think if I maybe go with a 3.75 or even 4.0 Legere, that after a few weeks of playing it will hit a sweet spot in softness and then last a long time? I have been playing a legere Studio on my alto for about 4 months. Changes in weather may shorten or extend a reed’s viability. I was originally piqued when I discovered youtube videos of the bassoonist with WindSync wind quintet using a Legere reed. It’s just been a year now that I have been using them so I haven’t been able to give an honest answer. I have played Fibracell reeds for years and they do not do this. The vibration of the reed is what creates the instrument’s sound. Legere Signature vs. Rigotti Gold Reeds I first tried the 2 1/4 and it played nicely but I thought it was a tad soft so I went to the 2 3/4 strength. However we are aware that reeds don’t last indefinitely (even synthetic reeds) but how do we know how long that is? While beginners can usually just use the six-month rule, there are other ways to tell that you need new reeds. means they'll last at least twice as long. However,...at $150 a pop...I only have the 1. Other reports from Rotating means keeping several in playing condition in case of accidents etc. Maybe I should have 1 0 Anointed Saxman 1 decade ago For as long as you like. 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