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Leblanc Reed Rush   

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      Reed rush is ideal for cleaning and maintaining reeds. Box of approximately 9 pieces.


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      LeblancReed Rush
       
      4.3

      (based on 6 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

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      80%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Functional (4)
      • Good quality (4)
      • Easy to use (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (4)
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        • Professional musician (3)

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      5.0

      A "must have" for all single reed players.

      By jazzrapper

      from Mesa, Az

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • Takes Practice Before It Becomes Easy To Use

      Best Uses

      • Small Improvements on Bad Reeds

      Comments about Leblanc Reed Rush:

      Reed quality and consistency has been getting worse over the past few years, in most brands. Especially, I have noticed "over thickness" in the left and right edges, as if the reed cutting machines need to be sharpened?! Every player should use REED RUSH to shave down these left and right edges back to where they belong - - a smooth tapered arc. If you have never used REED RUSH, practice on a few reeds you are about to discard. Hold the RUSH gently in one hand, while holding the reed, Lip-side up, in the other hand, protecting the front edge of the reed with a gentle finger. As you scrape back and forth, or in a circular motion, take care not to destroy the front edge of your reed. If you do not see tiny residue "dust" forming, you may need to apply more pressure. Learning where to scrape the reed, and how much, is well described in LARRY TEAL'S BOOK - THE ART OF SAXOPHONE PLAYING, 100% applicable to CLARINETS as well.

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      2.0

      Not Entirely Happy

      By Lee

      from New York

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Leblanc Reed Rush:

        Rushes seemed to be very old,dry, and brittle. Several broke immediately upon using.

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        5.0

        Good Reed Rush

        By bassoondirector

        from Greensburg, PA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Also Use Llightly On Cane
        • As Advertised
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Use Wet Instead Of Dry

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Before Practicing
          • Practicing

          Comments about Leblanc Reed Rush:

          Good reed rush. I don't use it all of the time however. Just once in awhile. Use wet instead of dry, and also rub lightly over the cane. The only disappointment with the order is that I ordered two and the latch on one of the plastic cases was broken. No big deal, but I'd thought I'd mention it.

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          5.0

          Best Reed Tuning Tool Around

          By Inbred Jed

          from Butte, Montana

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Superior To Emery Board

          Cons

          • Fragile

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Fine Tuning Of Reeds
          • Practicing

          Comments about Leblanc Reed Rush:

          Reed Rush is a superior product when it comes to "Filing" a stiff reed. The trick is to make sure the reed is sufficiently moistened and use the reed rush in one direction only. Never take too much of the reed at a time, be patient and slowly file the reed until you reach the desired softness.

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          5.0

          Perfect

          By ada

          from springfield. MO

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Leblanc Reed Rush:

            nice service. Free shipping. Good quality.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Essential to every reed player

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Leblanc Reed Rush:

            If you use reeds, you need this product. Every time you buy a new reed, there's that "break-in" period where the reed sounds not so good. Reed Rush acts like a kind of sand paper smoothing out the uneven parts of the reed. When used properly it makes even the cheapest of reeds sound their best.

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