Reed widths were measured at the heels, shoulders, and tips of the reeds studied. After analyzing the data, the measurement at the heel alone contributed most to the profile of the reed.

The data ranges are shown below:

Reed Width Ranges
Overall range Min .395″ Max .455″
Narrow .395″ .420″
Average .421″ .442″
Wide .443″ .455″


Averages for each brand based on entire box of reeds, in several strengths. Range of data based on the measuments of over 350 individual reeds.



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