Our reeds are made with a highly developed component called hollow fiberglass. This material is the most similar to natural cane in terms of resistance, response and overall behavior.

hahn reeds are available for Bb 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.
comparative chart
  • Never expose your hahn reed to strong heat or warm it to over 80°C /176°F
  • If 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
  • As 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 give it a long life.
  • You 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 again. Do not use cleaning spirits, as these contain poisonous substances.
  • Due to its shape, small particles may chip off at its tip after length use. This will not influence your hahn reed's quality.
  • The rubber fitting piece improves sound and playing qualities but you may remove it if you wish.

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