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Old 06-21-2019, 04:06 PM   #1
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Default Husk Reed Strength?

Can anybody describe for me the difference in Shawn Husk's reed strengths? He offers them in senior/beginner, easy, medium/easy, medium, and hard and I'm wondering if anybody has done, or knows of, a comparison between the strengths.
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: Husk Reed Strength?

I don't mean this in a condescending way but have you asked the man? He's great to talk to.
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:15 AM   #3
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Sent an email. Haven't received a response. I would have preferred to call, but the only contact information on his website is an email address.

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Old 06-22-2019, 07:43 AM   #4
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Can anybody describe for me the difference in Shawn Husk's reed strengths? He offers them in senior/beginner, easy, medium/easy, medium, and hard and I'm wondering if anybody has done, or knows of, a comparison between the strengths.
If you know the h2o strength of reeds you like to play (measured with a manometer after several tunes ) he can send you some. 24-25-26” would be ‘easy’-ish.... many upper level players use ‘medium’...ca 30”/up to a few inches above. Next category is ‘hard’...32/33+
A (new) reed will usually ease about 2” h2o below its initial strength after a short bit of playing...then reverts in post session drying. Several good sessions will help break it in and somewhat stabilise. YRMV.
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:34 PM   #5
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Hi all,


I just bought 4 easy's and they are the easiest easy's I have yet bought out of all the ones I have tried and required nothing other than some moisture to make it work.



The other thing is with all the reeds I have tried Iv'e usually had to tape the top notes and I have one in a Dunbar elite currently that needed no tape to be close enough!



Anyway the best reed I have come across so far!
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Old 06-22-2019, 01:20 PM   #6
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Thanks for the responses! I got in touch with Shawn via Facebook and have subsequently placed an order.
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