23. July 2009 · 4 comments · Categories: TQOD

Playing my OBOE!!! The reed smells and tastes soooo bad.


  1. Perhaps time to try Mr. William Bennett’s method of reed treatment?

  2. Okay … my brain isn’t working … what is his treatment? (Did I tell you something that I then forgot?) Maybe smashing it into the stand would be a good idea.

  3. I thought you told me at a lesson that he used Listerine on his reeds? Or was that someone else? I know there’s a theory that disinfecting a reed will lengthen its life. Or maybe the person you’re quoting should just be sure to brush before playing…

  4. I honestly don’t remember saying that! I do know some folks put ’em in Listerine, though. Others use other solutions. Hydrogen peroxide is one. I just don’t think reeds were meant to last all that long anyway. If it’s starting to smell, it’s probably too old to play.