The Most Simple and Effective Tool of its Kind
The ReedGeek® “Universal” Reed Tool was designed to help all woodwind players (both students and professionals), adjust single and double reeds to achieve better reed performance more simply and accurately than any other reed tool on the market today. It has quickly become an industry leader and is used by the world’s top woodwind professionals.
Although simplistic in appearance, the ReedGeek® “Universal” Tool’s machining is anything but… Utilizing state of the art technology, the ReedGeek is cut from virgin raw sheet comprised of the highest grade proprietary “true” U.S. steel blends. It is then heat-treated and machined to tolerances closer than any reed tool available… An 18 step machining process from start to finish! Finally, all ‘Geeks are hand honed and polished by ReedGeek’s founder to enable the most precise and least invasive cut for the reed.
Experience the benefits of a truly flat reed
The ReedGeek® “Universal” Reed Tool enhances reed performance by rapidly and accurately flattening reed tables. Other methods for flattening reed tables, are less effective, take longer and produce less consistent results. Within 10 minutes of training, players will notice a dramatic improvement in efficiency (ease of sound production), sonic quality and responsiveness in their reeds. Users of the tool will find more “good” reeds in a box and the reeds will perform longer and more consistently over their lifetime. In effect, the tool more than pays for itself soon after purchase!
More than flattening… A True “Universal” Tool
ReedGeek Black Diamond “G4
The G4 is the latest and newest member of the ReedGeek Universal family. It utilizes unique, state of the art, 100% USA alloy. Exciting features include a newly designed length with added heft, a refined “pencil eraser” radius tip and a comfortable rounded back scraper which offers further pinpoint scraping options. It offers four crisp planing edges and two new, elongated, contoured and curved rail bevels, which are specially designed to profile rails and re-contour the spine of both single and double reeds. The G4 is available in our beautiful black diamond wear finish, which provides ultimate refinement of the cut on both natural cane and synthetic reeds.
Getting the best from your mouthpiece & reed…
The two main reasons for poorly performing reeds are:
1. Reed warpage
2. Imbalances at the tip and side-rails (see instruction page)
Most commercial reeds will have or develop lateral warpage of the reed table either from the factory or when the reed comes in contact with moisture. In this defective state, the reed will not seal correctly along the critical area of the mouthpiece. This area extends along the mouthpiece’s side rails to just below where the mouthpiece window and table meet. When the ReedGeek is properly used in daily reed maintenance and reed preparation, the reed and mouthpiece will perform much more cohesively as a unit. This unit will have the reed positioned snugly against the mouthpieces’ table, side and tip rails creating a temporary vacuum.It is this vacuum and subsequent release (pop) that maximizes the vibration and response of both the reed and mouthpiece, contributing to improved tone quality, articulation, and control.
Introducing…The ReedGeek Plaque and Gauge Set!
This set allows the player to quickly and effectively find the overall facing curve length of the mouthpiece to determine where reed adjustment should begin, to achieve the goal of maximum vibrational efficiency. Used alone, the ReedGeek Gauge can indicate whether the reed is uniformly sealing on the mouthpiece, while the ReedGeek Plaque may be used to support the reed while making adjustments!
How to use the ReedGeek “Universal” reed tool:
Plaque and Gauge Instructions
How to use the ReedGeek “Universal” reed tool Double Reeds: