reeds are made with a highly developed component called hollow
fiberglass. This material is the most similar to natural cane
terms of resistance, response and overall behavior.
hahn reeds are available
clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and
baritone saxophone. Available strength sizes are: 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5 and 4.
See the strength chart for comparative information.
expose your hahn reed to strong heat or warm it to over 80°C /176°F
you want you can fine-tune the shape of your hahn reed, but we do not
think this is necessary. If you do so, rework the hahn reed by wet
grinding it only. Afterwards clean away the last traces of grinding
dust and polish it with a coarse cloth
you play your instrument, the reed will absorb only very small amounts
of moisture. You should though, dry it as often as possible,
so that its playing qualities remain constant, and in order also to
it a long life.
can use your hahn reed for a very long time without any change in its
playing characteristics. For hygienic reasons, you should clean it from
time to time with ethylic alcohol, or allow it to soak in an ethylic
alcohol bath, ensure there's no alcohol traces before use the reed
not use cleaning spirits, as these contain poisonous substances.
to its shape, small particles may chip off at its tip after length use.
This will not influence your hahn reed's quality.
rubber fitting piece improves sound and playing qualities but you may remove it if you wish.