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Reserve Eb Clarinet Reeds

Strength 3.0, 10-pack DBR1030

Thanks to the Reserve Eb Clarinet reeds, you’ll project with a centered and clear sound fit for any performance. These reeds contain a shorter vamp for even tone in all registers, rounded tip corners for additional tonal warm, plus the thinner tip thickness for quick response. 
 
  • Orchestra
  • Classical
  • Chamber
  • 2.0
  • 2.5
  • 3.0
  • 3.5
  • 3.5+
  • 4.0
  • 4.5
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Reserve Eb Clarinet Reeds

Thanks to the Reserve Eb Clarinet reeds, you’ll project with a centered and clear sound fit for any performance. These reeds contain a shorter vamp for even tone in all registers, rounded tip corners for additional tonal warm, plus the thinner tip thickness for quick response. 

Product Features

  • Type: Filed

  • Expertly made from naturally-grown cane from D'Addario's own fields
  • The Reserve line also includes options for Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, and all saxophone voices

What is the difference between Reserve and Reserve Classic for clarinet? 

Reserve features a traditional blank, resulting in a clear sound, while Reserve Classic features a thicker blank for added warmth and complexity. Some players start with Reserve and then upgrade to R.eserve Classic, while others use Reserve Classic from the beginning of their musical studies. Many professionals stay with Reserve as a result of their tonal preference.


Reed Anatomy Chart

 

Clarinet Reed Strength Comparison Chart

 

What should I use to wet my reed?

It is best to use water to wet your reed. Be mindful to not leave it submerged in water for more than two minutes.

 

Can I store my reeds in the plastic reed holders that they came in? 

Plastic reed holders protect the reeds before the box is opened by the purchaser, but they are designed to be used only for initial transport from factory to customer. It is always best to move the reeds to an air-tight reed storage system to protect the life of the reeds.

 

How should I break in my reeds? 

D'Addario reeds are made of natural cane (Arundo Donax), so they need special attention during the first 3-5 days of use to allow the cane to adjust to the wetting and drying that occurs during normal playing. To break in your reeds, carefully follow the steps provided below. 
1. Stabilizing a reed’s humidity is very important. First, place a new box of reeds into a humidity storage case, like D'Addario's Reed Vitalizer, before playing them. 
2. The next day, soak the reed in water for 30 seconds. Gently wipe off excess water on the vamp, table, and heel of the reed. Reeds can be played to begin the break-in process, but do not play more than five minutes per reed. 
3. Wipe reeds clean of excess moisture and store in your airtight reed storage system along with a Reed Vitalizer Single Refill Pack. Reeds can be played a little longer each day after this step.
4. This break-in process has added benefits and can be incorporated into a normal warm up routine by players and ensembles of all levels. 
 

 

What is the difference between traditional reed blanks and thick reed blanks?

Blank thickness relates to the thickness of the cane wall that a reed blank is cut from. A thicker blank reed will contain more cane wall material--you can physically see this at the heel of the reed. You may also be able to hear a tonal difference and physically feel a difference between various blank thicknesses. 

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