Reeds made with synthetic materials can guarantee a significantly better performance than natural cane reeds. The synthetic materials have a consistent density, strength and durability which is impossible to get from natural cane. Our use of CNC technology in the manufacturing process allows impressive tolerances which are another requirement for real consistency from reed to reed.
Reed instrument players have had to deal with the inconsistencies and vagaries of natural cane reeds. Although the modern cane reed manufacturing process has become highly accurate, natural cane nevertheless remains variable in its density and strength. And even the best playing cane reeds are regrettably short-lived.
Reeds should facilitate our best playing, rather than be an impediment requiring our constant attention and adaptation.
Nature has a lot to offer, let’s enjoy it without asking what it can’t give us.