How to Improve Every Saxophone Reed - The ReedGeek – Better Sax

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The ReedGeek

Those of you who follow BetterSax closely, know just how much I love the ReedGeek and what it can do for my saxophone playing.

ReedGeek Tool

Earlier this year, my good friend Kyle Roberts came by to catch up and pick up his new tool. I brought him back a ReedGeek from the NAMM show and in the video I give a quick tutorial on how to get better performance from saxophone reeds using the ReedGeek.

Another great tool to help maintain your reeds is the Vandoren Hygro Reed Case. It has a replacement humidity disk and sponge to prevent your reeds from drying out too much.

Check out our full conversation and ReedGeek tutorial below!

What kind of reed care or reed adjustment routines are you doing? Let us know in the comments below!

Still searching for that PERFECT reed? Check out “The Best Box of Reeds I’ve Ever Played.”

Or if you don’t like cane reeds? Check out my comparison of Legere Synthetic Reeds versus Cane Saxophone Reeds.

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4 thoughts on “How to Improve Every Saxophone Reed – The ReedGeek”

  1. Jay:

    This video was very helpful regarding The Reed Geek. I have one of these myself and intend on implementing some of the tips you demonstrated.

    Since gigs are basically non-existent I have plenty of Fri/Sat nights to work on some crappy reeds!

  2. I’m a classical saxophonist, and I play jazz on the side sometimes (Learning licks, some improvisation, etc.) I pretty much just play all of the licks Saxologic does videos on. Now, I know you are a primarily jazz saxophonist but I was wondering if you have any tips for ReedGeek customization for a classical player? I can’t seem to find anything online other than flattening the table. Would you know any ways to get a more focused or dark sound out of a reed? I play Vandoren Traditional 3’s and I like them but over time I’ve noticed that the majority of them have been either too resistant, or just too inconsistent to enjoy playing. I’ve even started switching between Legere Classic 3’s and Vandoren Traditional 3’s because of it. I know it’s odd to get a classical saxophone question, but if you can any help would be good. Thanks Jay!

    – Keanan

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