Current processing time:
My teaching and performance schedule is quite full at this time.
Please expect 2 weeks for reeds processing before shipment (you'll receive an email with tracking when your order ships).
The best reeds for the best playing experience.
High quality cane – tested with a Reeds n’ Stuff hardness tester to verify quality
Hand-assembled and hand-tuned to fit the individual piece of cane
Rich tone with excellent response and intonation control
You will spend vastly less time adjusting and more time playing.
Your Tiger Reed will last longer, play easier, sound better, and ultimately cost less.
Read our Testimonials below.
Tiger Reeds characteristics:
Play in tune
Produce a complex tone - at home in both small and large ensembles
Rigotti cane - bassoon
Loree cane - oboe
Handmade and hand adjusted
Hand adjusted to match each cane piece
Balanced response and tone
Easy tone production throughout range
Flexible, complex color
Comfortable pitch control
Oboe sound samples:
Performed by Zach Millwood
Bassoon sound samples:
Performed by Zach Millwood
“Happiness is……..a new box of Tiger double reeds in your mailbox.” With a minimal break-in period and adjustment required, these carefully prepared reeds give me the confidence to sign on for a variety of ensemble opportunities. There’s sure to be one in the box for each type of ensemble. Remember - reed cane has a life cycle, so, to avoid a musician’s mood lapse, I recommend putting in a new order while the current reeds are still performing well. Enjoy!
I'm extremely picky...
I have always been dissatisfied with factory-made reeds such as Jones and Emerald. Choosing between factory-made reeds was always a matter of picking which one was the least awful. Hand made reeds are DEFINITELY the way to go! I'm extremely picky about my reeds, and Tiger Reeds have met all my needs. Choosing between Zach's reeds is always a matter of trying not to buy every reed he has, narrowing it down from ten amazing reeds to five! I always recommend Tiger Reeds to all of my students and peers.
-Sarah Shackelford, bassoonist
Tiger Reeds are stable and clearly well made -- they really are perfect as a one-size-fits-all reed. I am in the unenviable position of being very picky but having absolutely no time to make reeds, so personalizing a quality reed made by someone else is the next best thing!
Only buy Tiger Reeds!
Tiger Reeds are the best handmade reeds I have ever tried! The sound the instrument gets when playing on one of these reeds is amazing...so resonant and rich. I will never buy a reed from anyone else but Tiger Reeds!
-M.O., music educator, Rio Grande City, TX