Reed Strength

Understanding reed strength

Reed Strength is the measurement of the density and stiffness of the cane. This chart shows a general guideline of reed strength which may be indicated by numbers, or by words. The lower the number the softer the reed. Younger or less-experienced players use a softer reed than advanced players and professionals.

1.5
2 - 2.5
3 - 3.5
4
4.5 - 5

soft
med-soft
medium
med-hard
hard



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Reed Strengths

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