Your woodwind instrument needs consistent care and maintenance to stay in good shape and play well. At Woodwind & Brasswind, you’ll find the woodwind accessories you need to keep your instrument in top condition, plus tools to personalize the way you play your clarinet, saxophone, flute or other woodwind. We have all the top brands like Vandoren, D’Addario Woodwinds and Giardinelli.
Reeds are one of the most important parts of a woodwind instrument, and there are dozens of clarinet reeds, saxophone reeds and double reed types and brands to choose from. Reeds are subjective, and since the hardness and thickness of a given style will vary between reed-makers, you may need to try out many different types before stocking up on one. You could also keep different reeds in your collection, so you can choose the one you want based on the venue and type of music.
Mouthpieces are also incredibly important to your sound and tone. A metal saxophone mouthpiece, for example, can give you a completely different sound compared to a traditional hard rubber mouthpiece. You may need to try out many mouthpieces to find the right one. Along with the mouthpiece, you'll need to select a ligature that works with your preferred reed and add a high-quality cap to protect the mouthpiece and reed from dust, drying and chipping.
Be sure to have a case and stand to protect your instrument and keep it at your fingertips on the stage or at practice and use straps or harnesses to help support your instruments while you play. You’ll be able to take care of maintenance tasks with repair kits and care products including germicides, cleaning solutions, swabs, cleaning rods and more.
Check out great articles like Choosing the Right Ligature for Your Woodwind Instrument and Every Day Reed Maintenance for more advice on woodwind accessories.
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