Supreme Reeds have been manufactured using the finest aged cane and
have been individually tested prior to shipping.
There are a few things that you should be made aware
of regarding the blowing-in process of a new reed.
First of all, please remember that the reeds more
than likely have become very dry during shipping which means that
squeezing the reed with no moisture could result in the reed splitting.
So please make sure that you have a bit of moisture on the reed.
Try to avoid too much saliva on the reed. I would recommend a little
tap water on your
and index finger and gently rub blades.
During the blowing in process it is very common for the reed to
open up and get harder. This is very common when you put your pipes
down and take a break. When this happens gently squeeze the cane
portion of the reed between your thumb and index finger just above
the thickest part of the reed also known as the sound box. Squeeze
for about 5 seconds and then release. The cane will spring back
open but it will be easier and sharper in pitch. Continue to do
this as required but please remember the less that you touch your
reed the longer it should last.