Topic: Moldy reeds - how to fix them? And the reed case?
Yup, I know that it's best to keep them from getting moldy in the first place. But sometimes it happens.
A few of my reeds (contra reeds, as it happens) picked up some surface mold while I was playing an out of town gig. They're not all black and fuzzy, but they do have some black spots on them.
Any thoughts of how to get rid of the mold, without damaging the reeds? In the long term I'll replace the reeds, but in the short term I'd like to salvage them if possible.
Also, what should I do about the reed case? It's a wooden case with foam spacers for holding the reeds in place. I don't want future reeds to be infected because I didn't get rid of mold spores that may be lingering in the case.
I've already disinfected my soaking cups with a dilute bleach solution.