At a gig last night, I was aware that my faithful old reed was giving up the ghost. Imagine my delight this morning, on opening a new box of Plasticovers, to find that the first reed selected was absolutely perfect.
This, of course should not be a surprise…it should be the norm.
Is it not ironic that our instruments, which can cost the earth, rely on a piece of stick to make them work? Why should opening a new box of reeds be akin to Russian Roulette?
Surely guitarists expect a new set of strings to be perfect….I have yet to hear one say "…the low E is a bit stuffy & the G is too hard…"