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    Default Re: Chinese Plastic Alto reeds on Ebay

    There's a possibility if the Chinese things are actually a decent quality Resin type material and not cheapo plastic and that they may be shaveable.

    That could be an answer to the obscene prices of the big makers Synths. that's why I got the 5 pack so I can shave or sand a couple and see what happens..or who knows the 2.5 size might play OK.

    I will be very interested to see how you guys like yours and if you can doctor them to adjust them.

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    Default Re: Chinese Plastic Alto reeds on Ebay

    Wasting a little bit of money... is still a waste of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumps View Post
    Wasting a little bit of money... is still a waste of money.

    Well happy day to you too "Grumpy"

    ..somebody has to try these things out..I don't see any reviews of these Resin Lade's anywhere..I'm spending a bunch (too much IMHO) on Fibra's and Legere's..here's hoping I can make a good playing reed out of these things.

    If I can it's good news for everyone..if not? well I blew the price of a decent cocktail..(OK I admit I'll wish I'd had the Cocktail instead)

    Anyway whatever happens have a great day Grumps, I know you're looking out for me and I appreciate that...

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    Default Re: Chinese Plastic Alto reeds on Ebay

    Cash, I'd list it either under research or entertainment....not a waste....I have fun trying out new stuff...you never know what you'll discover....
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanVI View Post
    Cash, I'd list it either under research or entertainment....not a waste....I have fun trying out new stuff...you never know what you'll discover....
    Aha the voice of reason..thanks Stan

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    Default Re: Chinese Plastic Alto reeds on Ebay

    I would never order a no name product from China from an untraceable seller where you would have no product liability recourse; especially for something you partially ingest.

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    Default Re: Chinese Plastic Alto reeds on Ebay

    The Lade 2.5 plastic reed sounded less bright today, but still more bright than my cane. It was also louder, noticeably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumps View Post
    I would never order a no name product from China from an untraceable seller where you would have no product liability recourse; especially for something you partially ingest.

    Well we all have our own take, I don't intend to eat them..but I presume if these reeds were poisonous somebody woulda cacked by now..actually I've seen the "LADE" name around for years, they sell a lot of products.

    I sense a bit of paranoia, eh Grumps??

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    Still waiting for my Chinese cheapies..I practiced sanding a too hard BARI brand plastic reed. I usually shave a real Cane with a single edge blade. I had tried shaving the BARI but the plastic is very hard, I tried some 220 Grit black sandpaper and the reed cooperated nicely, working slowly I now have a very nice playing tenor reed from one I couldn't play.
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    Default Re: Chinese Plastic Alto reeds on Ebay

    What area did you sand the most?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CashSax View Post
    Still waiting for my Chinese cheapies..I practiced sanding a too hard BARI brand plastic reed. I usually shave a real Cane with a single edge blade. I had tried shaving the BARI but the plastic is very hard, I tried some 220 Grit black sandpaper and the reed cooperated nicely, working slowly I now have a very nice playing tenor reed from one I couldn't play.
    This is something I wondered about....I have several wrong size synths in the reed drawer....are you adjusting as you would cane or ?
    Mark VI soprano, Runyon smooth bore 9 Mark VI alto, NY Meyer 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by CashSax View Post
    I don't intend to eat them..but I presume if these reeds were poisonous somebody woulda cacked by now..
    Good luck with your experimentation. Somebody has to try them, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumps View Post
    Good luck with your experimentation. Somebody has to try them, right?
    Absolutely..Reeds are so important to us all, the Mfgrs have taken advantage of our needs with insane prices..I hope we'll find some alternatives, I wanted a Legere 1.75 Studio for my Alto, there was exactly ONE on Ebay for ...$45. you gotta be kidding me..!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanVI View Post
    This is something I wondered about....I have several wrong size synths in the reed drawer....are you adjusting as you would cane or ?
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    What area did you sand the most?
    I sanded mostly from the Vamp toward the tip, I also flipped the reed over and applied even finger pressure to the tip area dragging across the sandpaper.(you can see marks in my pic on the sandpaper)..

    I test buzzed as I went, and also I was able to adjust the sides while doing this. Can't guarantee results for you guys but I think it's worth a shot.Just go slow and find out what works best. Much like adjusting a cane reed I think.

    Also I should mention..I did this on a hard flat surface, not on the towel shown in the Pic..good luck guys, let us know your results.

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