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Reed Making Benefits
That’s the whole point right!? If your handmade reeds are not dramatically better, then chances are good the tools you are using are not allowing you to achieve the proper dimensions consistently or you haven’t found a type of cane that works for you. It’s impossible to underestimate the difference good cane can make. It’s not a question many clarinetists seriously consider because when playing commercial reeds they have no say in the matter. Successful reed makers find their own reeds are superior to commercial reeds in virtually every way. I personally find I’m able to get a more vibrant sound with less effort.
On the other hand some players are in fact happy with their preferred commercial reed. These tend to be the kind of players that ‘can make anything sound great’ or happen to have the playing characteristics that are well suited to match the cane type and dimension of their brand of choice.
Ability to tailor every aspect of the reed to your preferences
Want a thin(blue box style) blank with a V12 vamp and Morree taper, made with your cane of choice? No problem.