May be if you gave us some clue of what you remember...like what the site was, what the nature of the article was, what it was about in general terms, how old it was, whether it was from a published magazine, or a patent, or just an informal posting...was it specifically about sax reeds, or just reeds in general...you know, the kind of stuff that would be helpful in searching for it?
Ive read your first post a couple of times and Im still not sure? Is is an article on the way warping over time reduces a reeds performance...and you dont want anything else that might affect performance, just that?
Have I got it right?
Anyway, it would be easier to help if you could tell us as much as you can...
Was it something like this
or something more formal, with empirical evidence quoted...