The Most Simple and Effective Tool of its Kind
The ReedGeek® “Universal” Reed Tool was designed to help all woodwind players (both students and professionals), adjust single and double reeds to achieve better reed performance more simply and accurately than any other reed tool on the market today. It has quickly become an industry leader and is used by the world’s top woodwind professionals.
Although simplistic in appearance, the ReedGeek® “Universal” Tool’s machining is anything but… Utilizing state of the art technology, the ReedGeek is cut from virgin raw sheet comprised of the highest-grade proprietary “true” U.S. alloys. It is then heat-treated and machined to tolerances closer than any reed tool available… An 18 step machining process from start to finish! Finally, all ‘Geeks are hand honed and polished by ReedGeek’s founder to enable the most precise and least invasive cut for the reed.
Experience the benefits of a truly flat reed
The ReedGeek® “Universal” Reed Tool enhances reed performance by rapidly and accurately flattening reed tables. Other methods for flattening reed tables, are less effective, take longer and produce less consistent results. Within 10 minutes of training, players will notice a dramatic improvement in efficiency (ease of sound production), sonic quality and responsiveness in their reeds. Users of the tool will find more “good” reeds in a box and the reeds will perform longer and more consistently over their lifetime. In effect, the tool more than pays for itself soon after purchase!
KDI Music: $59.95
The two main reasons for poorly performing reeds are:
- Reed warp
- Imbalances at the tip and side-rails (see instruction page)
Most commercial reeds will have or develop lateral warp of the reed table either from the factory or when the reed comes in contact with moisture. In this defective state, the reed will not seal correctly along the critical area of the mouthpiece. This area extends along the mouthpiece’s side rails to just below where the mouthpiece window and table meet. When the ReedGeek is properly used in daily reed maintenance and reed preparation, the reed and mouthpiece will perform much more cohesively as a unit. This unit will have the reed positioned snugly against the mouthpieces’ table, side and tip rails creating a temporary vacuum. It is this vacuum and subsequent release (pop) that maximizes the vibration and response of both the reed and mouthpiece, contributing to improved tone quality, articulation, and control.