Reeds for wind instruments
Many wind instruments use reeds to produce sound. There are two main types: single reeds such as saxophone or clarinet reeds and double reeds found on instruments like the oboe and bassoon. A single reed works by being secured to a mouthpiece within which it can vibrate to create sound while a double reed consists of two layers that vibrate against one another. Each type of reed is available ready-made although many players of double-reed instruments choose to fashion their own reeds by hand from raw pieces of cane. Most reeds are made from a cane called Arundo donax, which creates a warm sound preferred by many musicians. Previously, this cane was considered the only suitable material for making reeds. However, today there are synthetic reeds that require less maintenance, tend to last longer and, unlike cane reeds, are not affected by moisture changes. This makes them popular for players wanting excellent stability or those who play outdoors.
The sizes and styles of reeds are standardized for each unique instrument that uses them but they are not all created equal. A reed has a defined "strength" which describes its rigidity: softer reeds are easier to play while stronger reeds produce a more powerful sound. Some product lines indicate strength with a number scale. Others use word ratings (hard, soft etc.) and some use both. There is no universal standard for measuring strength, so the values from different manufacturers may not be the same. New players and students tend to start on softer reeds whilst more advanced players will usually prefer a harder reed giving them more control of their sound.
Buy reeds for wind instruments in Musician.UA
You can buy reeds for wind instruments in our stores. It is also possible to place an order in the online shop. Delivery is carried out all over Ukraine. Thanks to the wide assortment, everyone will find a suitable product for themselves. You can always count on professional advice and assistance. We care about the quality of service and do everything we can to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase.