Sax on the Web Forum banner

java

  1. Reeds
    Heads-up, Musician's Friend new policy (for around a month, apparently) is not to accept any return of reeds--even if box is still factory-sealed in cellophane. I know I have returned unopened boxes in the past, perhaps with a supervisor over-ride. But no longer. So, I have a brand new box of...
  2. Reeds
    I bought the Vandoren variety pack of alto reeds in strength 3. The comparison chart that came with it says the Java reds are a little harder than the greens. But, with the reeds I got it feels very much the other way -- the red feels substantially softer than the green. In fact, the red is a...
  3. Tenor mpc
    Hello everyone, I have a Lebayle LRII metal tenor MPC which I am using right now with JAVA red 2.5 on my keilwerth SX90.. I love the tone and the power of the MPC but I am not a big fan of its performance.. Just wondering if anyone knows similar mpcs with relatively close tonal qualities...
  4. Reeds
    Hello everyone, Just wondering if anyone is using the Lebayle LRII metal tenor and what reed goes well with it. I have tried many brands/thicknesses, the only one that worked was the Java Red and green to a certain extent. All others have been dead or squeaky.. Not sure if there's something...
  5. Reeds
    Hello everybody on SOTW, does anybody has ever tried that three different type of reeds (specialy for tenor)? And can tell more about the specifity of each ? The more dark, the more bright, the more grainy etc etc Thanks!
  6. Tenor mpc
    Im looking to buy a new tenor jazz mouthpiece, and am interested in Vandorens java series. For lack of a better format, my questions go as follows: 1) If I want a piece thats not ridiculous to control (rules out T95 maybe even T75) but still lets me play with sound and character, which should...
  7. Reeds
    Hello! I currently play Vandoren Java Red 3's and I think the combination with my mouthpiece is a little unsuited for jazz. I was thinking of switching to another Vandoren Jazz model or even purchase the Vandoren trial package, but I'd like to hear what you jazz saxophonists play first. Post...
  8. Reeds
    Hi folks, I'm thinking of ordering a forestone unfiled for my tenor. But since the reeds a quite expensive I want to be shure about the strenght. I heard that there were several issues about the strength and the reliabilit of forestones comparison chart in the past. Usually I play Rico Select...
  9. Reeds
    Hi, I'm looking for advice and comparisons for filed reeds between the Java 2.5's and 3's (which I have and have tried). For my Tenor setup, a Java 3 is definitely too hard, and the Java 2.5 is playable, but a little on the soft side... So I'm looking for a filed reed in between those. I...
  10. Reeds
    I've really been enjoying the La Voz medium reeds I have been playing on my Otto Link STM 7* on tenor, but I have difficulty describing what it is I like about them. I've heard people call them bright, dark, smooth, edgy, awful, amazing, responsive, unresponsive, consistent, inconsistent, long...
  11. Reeds
    i play a java 3. anyone had experience with both these able to tell me what riggotti strength would be close? i know there are comparison charts out there but they've never been that accurate for me.
  12. Reeds
    Right now I play on an Otto Link STM 7 on tenor, usually with green Java 3's. I play all different styles of music, with jazz being the primary. Occasionally, however, I find that I am unable to produce enough edge or cut to play certain modern styles. I would like to brighten my tone a little...
  13. Reeds
    Hey guys. Im playing a good amount of intermediate level jazz in combos and big bands. I play alto and my setup now is a meyer 5 mouthpiece with 2.5 java reeds and a standard rover lig . Im really not feeling like I'm getting nearly the response and power that i want...also....can someone help...
  14. Reeds
    Hey, So for marching band, I've been using Vandoren Java 3.5s with my plastic Brilhart Ebolin 4*. I'm happy with the Java's performance, but the weather is messing with my reed, and people keep breaking it (by hitting it, etc). A senior advised I get a synthetic or plastic reed, so I decided...
  15. Tenor mpc
    I use a Rovner light ligature, but I'm considering getting a Rovner Mark III. I bought a Brilhart Ebolin 4* to use in addition to my Hite Premiere mouthpiece, and I'm having trouble finding a good strength of reed and a brand of reed. For the Hite, I typically get by with Rico 2 1/2 - 3s or...
  16. Reeds
    i'm just trying to get all my reeds straight, and some help would be great!
  17. Reeds
    I'm taking a survey to learn which reeds are most popular on jazz alto mouthpieces with (approximately) 0.075 inch tip openings (e.g. Meyer 6). Please share the following information: Mouthpiece Model and Facing: Reed Model and Strength: Additional Comments:
  18. Reeds
    It's great to see the major companies continue to innovate and push the envelope! I picked up a box of the filed Java Reds for alto, just, ya know, to check 'em out. Once I got thru the childproof packaging and could actually take a look at the reeds, I noticed that instead of the traditional...
  19. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hi all, I have an as new, only played 1/2 hour, blue vandoren jumbo A55 alto mouthpiece that I bought a good few years ago. Can anyone tell me if this is the "jumbo java" and what it's worth please? It has the word "JUMBO" with the J and M slanted and also has an elephant on it. Many thanks - Colin
  20. Reeds
    I have had no luck so far in finding the Vandoren Flowpack for Alto Java reeds, so I'm asking if anyone knows of a online retailer that carries them. Did Vandoren discontinue the flowpack for java? I've searched WWBW, Amazon, Prowinds, and Weinermusic.
Top