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  • #36313
    Pete
    Pete
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    Meant to say, glad you like your new sax.

    #36314
    Mark Kiziuk
    Mark Kiziuk
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    Congrats Jazz Cat!
    Mark

    #36342
    Mark Kiziuk
    Mark Kiziuk
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    Hey William I was looking up the humidity pack that comes with the reed holder that I’m getting and this is what it says,”It also eliminates the conditions that allow for the growth of bacteria, mold or mildew.”
    Mark

    #36345
    William Cingolani
    William Cingolani
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    Hi Mark, what’s the name of your reed holder and humidity pack. Sounds like you have a good thing.

    #36350
    Mark Kiziuk
    Mark Kiziuk
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    Hi William, it’s called “D’Addario Multi-Instrument Reed Storage Case with Humidity Control Pack for all Clarinets and Saxophones.” You can find this on Amazon and sometimes eBay for around $20 U.S. Dollars.
    Mark

    #36351
    Mark Kiziuk
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    From my understanding of this thing they keep the reeds humidity at around 72 percent, which then make the reeds require less wetting. It also eliminates the conditions that allow for the growth of bacteria, mold or mildew. You will never have to use distilled water sponges, tortilla, bread or lettuce for re-hydration. These are all the exact sentences that I got by reading about the Reed case and the humidifier pack on eBay.
    Mark

    #36364

    Andrew Gibson
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    My only suggestion is not blow too hard, easier said than done

    1. Try a harder reed.
    2. Think about your airflow for each note; I think you need more pressure for the 2nd octave notes, less for the lower ones.
    3. Concentrate on a steady stream of air even when tonguing.

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