Bassoon reeds, being even thicker, can last up to 2-3 months for students. The SOTW Forum It is recommended to always have a couple of reeds on hand so you have a variety to choose from. 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). While beginners can usually just use the six-month rule, there are other ways to tell that you need new reeds. However we are aware that reeds don’t last indefinitely (even synthetic reeds) but how do we know how long that is? means they'll last at least twice as long. So far I’ve been playing my Légère reeds on all horns pretty consistently for about 2 months and they are still performing as they did brand new. It’s just been a year now that I have been using them so I haven’t been able to give an honest answer. Many people have asked me “how long do these fiberreed reeds last?” Good question I’d say. The vibration of the reed is what creates the instrument’s sound. Buy high-quality reeds to start with. 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. On May 22, 2014 I began trialing a Legere synthetic bassoon reed - a reed I have long been interested in. Oboe reeds last for about 10-15 hours of playing and no longer than one month after construction. How Long Do Reed Diffusers Last? Off-brand or generic reeds simply do not play as well or last as long as their more expensive counterparts. Wait as long as possible to flip the reeds so you get the most out of each end. I was originally piqued when I discovered youtube videos of the bassoonist with WindSync wind quintet using a Legere reed. The reeds are available in the Signature, Classic and European cuts in … Good question I'd say. Second, break your reeds in gradually to increase their consistency and life-span. No two reeds are the same. I am confused! I can say I’ve had it over one year and still playing great on a part time basis. I also find them comfortable to play. Im thinking about getting the V-force 3s but I dont know how long they last. Specialized care and use will determine how long a bassoon reed will last. How long should a reed last? 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. This is my first synthetic experience. Maybe I should have My question is how long will it last? To me the Legere reeds sound good, they sound natural, and they don’t sound synthetic. Most bassoon 1 0 Anointed Saxman 1 decade ago For as long as you like. If you can do that, you're golden. They actually last for months. Many people have asked me "how long do these fiberreed reeds last?" Do the aftermarket ones last longer than stock or about the same? I know of no reliable evidence to suggest that there is any truth in this. It's just been a year now that I have been using them so I … Rotating means keeping several in playing condition in case of accidents etc. Conclusion Fibracells feel more like a normal reed - and last well too. I have played Fibracell reeds for years and they do not do this. The other Bari synthetic, in my opinion lacks "realness". It also depends on the durability of the reed. Changes in weather may shorten or extend a reed’s viability. 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. They last as long as they last. I'm a fan of the Reed So basically do 3 Legere reeds in rotation last 3 times as long as cane? 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. Do you know that the time a diffuser oil can last it all depends on the temperature? While all reeds come packaged in individual sleeves, these sleeves aren’t ideal for long-term storage. Oboe reeds soaked in water will last longer than reeds soaked with saliva. Some of my reeds alto reeds last months (and on my soprano and tenor, Years - yes years - only because of little use). Not only do plastic sleeves do a poor job at preventing warpage but, if you store your reeds in your saxophone case, they can 19:46 on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 kmcintyre (9 points) Posted by kmcintyre I've been playing for a few weeks now. 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. You can learn more about breaking in reeds in my articles "Reeds 101" and "Reeds 201." I have been playing a legere Studio on my alto for about 4 months. I seem to lose a lot in the way my tone with those Bari reeds, so I never stuck with it long How long the Fibracell reed will last is still up in the air for me. Amazing. I have a Honda CR125R from 2001, I have installed boyesen power reeds, works well, but how long do these reeds last? 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). Clarinet Reeds Légère clarinet reeds respond instantly providing long lasting, orchestral-grade sound, every time. Reeds they change daily depending on use and the weather, and can become accidentally damaged. 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? How long the reed will last will likely depend on your personal playing habits. 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. The Legeres sound better but they won't be worth the money if they bend faster than cane reeds. Merlin 03-25-2008, 12:02 AM I've been playing the same Legere bari reeds for several years now. 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 ? 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. They have a nicer sound than the Bari's I find but YMMV. How Long Do Reeds Last? how long do reeds last and how do you know if a reed is DOA? 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. I tried searching but came up with nothing so I thought Id ask. Other reports from 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. However,...at $150 a pop...I only have the 1. 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. The trick is to get great results out of Legere. The Bari brand reeds are very good for marching band - last a long time - and don't care about temperature or humidity. I find but YMMV as my other reeds AM I 've been playing the same Legere reeds... 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