Sax on the Web Forum Archive / Alto Saxophone / V16 Reed for alto

User ID: 9363883
Aug 31st 12:13 PM
I tried Java and SJ for soprano, and I perfer SJ because also bright, brillant sound but SJ has more thick sound. What about for alto? Will it also thicker than Java with same brightness feature?
User ID: 9467593
Oct 31st 10:51 AM
I just tried my brand new V16 and Java reeds last night for my alto. I definitely like the Java better. I use 2 1/2. The V16 seemed thicker and harder for me to blow. I think the baffle on them is a sharper angle away from mouthpiece. It seems I need more embouchure for these... So far I have only used Vandoren reeds.