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VENN FAQS

  • What are VENN reeds made of?

    To mimic the organic structure of cane, we reverse-engineered cane itself, layering different strengths of polymer fibers with food grade resin and organic reed elements to make up the reed blank. The result? VENN outlasts and outperforms anything else like it – all while sounding and playing like your favorite cane reed.

  • How long do VENN reeds last?

    VENN Reeds are designed to last up to 3-6 months when properly used and cared for.

  • How do I properly use and care for VENN?

    VENN is designed to work out of the box without the care and maintenance needed for cane reeds and is resistant to adverse environments. To best protect VENN, we recommend storing it in a case such as our RVCASE04 Multi-Reed Storage Case.

  • Can VENN be cleaned and disinfected?

    VENN reeds can be cleaned with mild soap and lukewarm water, then pat dried with a paper or soft towel. Avoid using microfiber cloths to wipe the reed, as this may catch and pull fibers from the resin matrix.

  • I’m starting to see a few tiny fibers on the side of VENN. Is this a concern?

    Over time, tiny fibers may fray slightly on the side of VENN. This is normal, not harmful, and does not affect the performance of the reed. If you find this bothersome, any loose fibers can be carefully clipped away with scissors. Take care to not clip the reed itself and do not pull on the fibers.

  • Can I remove the film on the bottom of the reed?

    No. Do not remove the film on the bottom of VENN. The film is designed to protect the reed from damage and it does not affect the performance or sound of the reed. Removing the film voids the warranty and eligibility to participate in the VENN Strength Exchange Program.

  • Can the VENN reeds be filed, sanded or otherwise modified?

    While VENN contains natural cane elements, it is not designed be filed, sanded or otherwise modified. This voids the warranty and eligibility to participate in the VENN Strength Exchange Program.

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NATURE, ELEVATED BY ENGINEERS.

"In 2014, I challenged our Woodwinds team to create the first synthetic reed to duplicate the properties and playing characteristics of natural cane. After numerous years and thousands of hours, we accomplished the task by creating a material matrix of co-polymers, longitudinal fibers, and real cane elements that have the physical and sonic properties of real cane."

- JIM D'ADDARIO, Chief Innovation Officer/Chairman of the Board at D'Addario