This is a video review of a very interesting and exciting relatively new reed adjusting tool for saxophone known as the Reed Geek (no, really?). If you can get past my awkwardness on camera, you’ll heard what I believe to be a noticeable difference in the sound of the reed after I spent just a few minutes working on a crappy stuffy reed.
A few things to keep in mind:
- The reed actually sounded better at one point than what you hear in the “after” clip of me playing. I screwed it up after shaving down the rails too much, so keep in mind that with some practice, I suspect that you can definitely get a much more dramatic effect than what I got.
- You’ll notice in my “after” clip, I’m playing a little bit louder, but I attribute that 100% to the fact that since a nice chunk of the stuffiness was gone, I was inspired to blow a bit more freely. That said, I was playing at a very similar level in both clips, and both clips had me playing a bit on the quiet side due to the neighbor situation in our condo. (I still need to introduce myself and get their OK on my loud horn blowin’, hence my soft playing in the meantime.)
- I was not paid by Reed Geek for this review, and I warned them ahead of time that this would be an honest review and most certainly not meant to be a simple advertisement for their product.