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  1. YouTube videos
    Rico 1 + Berg + Hot sauce = Hot licks!! More reed shenanigans! Gotta stay entertained somehow... ...so I've got a whole box of Rico 1s and Vandoren Blue Box 5s from this and another video... I'm planning to make some more fun videos with these ridiculously hard and soft reeds, let me know if...
  2. Reeds
    Hey sax folk! I just made this video just for giggles, but I would love to hear your opinions on which sounded better. I thought this would be fun (and a little silly) to try, because it seems that very few players will play anything lighter than a #2, and very few players go stiffer than a #4...
  3. Reeds
    Tried a few different red 3's as well as some stronger reeds... Don't want to cause pains. Thanks. :)
  4. Bb Tenor
    Recently I bought what at first I thought to be the holy grail of reeds... It was a box of (5) Vandoren Java Red 2.5s, and first thing I did was test the box to see which ones were good and which ones were not etc... To my shock it seemed the entire box played good...like not one reed did I...
  5. Reeds
    Hi all, (Quick introductory note: this is my first SOTW Forum post in many years after a long break from the horn. It's good to be back and great to be playing again!) I am switching back to cane after much experimentation with (and money spent on) synthetic reeds. One of the brands that I am...
  6. Clarinet
    Has anyone tried both of these on bass clarinet? If so, could you tell me how they compare? I'm currently playing on a tenor sax Legere Signature 2.75 (that I've been playing since March) and I'm looking to get a backup. I've tried a number of different types of cane reeds on bass clarinet...
  7. Reeds
    seems to be a reoccurring thought in my head these days... does anyone have experience here making sax reeds by hand? would love to give it a go. i know clarinet, english horn, and oboe nuts make them often... but what about us saxes?
  8. Reeds
    So I'm an intermediate sax player and I recently got a P Mauriat Le Bravo 200 Tenor and I've been loving it! I decided to try out the reed that it comes with and I actually ended up loving it for getting more of a centered sound (though it is a bit squeaky sometimes). Does anyone know what...
  9. Reeds
    Hello, fellow saxmasters. I'm an intermediate-level player looking for tips on how to mark, organize and rotate my reeds. I figure, "Who best to ask, but the pros?" I've never really had a system, other than to just keep three or four reeds in each case, and the rest at home, in a drawer...
  10. Reeds
    Hi, friends. I've been using fiberglas reeds for many years, and I am njust now switcing to cane, so I am trying to remember how it was before. I never used to soak my reeds before using them, but just licked them and played them till they got moist. Now I am soaking them in a cup of hot tap...
  11. Reeds
    Hey, i started soaking my reeds in vodka about 2 months ago becuase i like my reeds wet and my previous solution with the diddario reeds case made my reeds mold. Everything was fine and all till latly when my reeds started getting this really werid white stuff on them. kinda looks like mold buts...
  12. Clarinet
    What is the difference between German Cut vs. European Cut vs French Cut reeds?? i mean not a description like https://www.legere.com/products/clarinet-reeds/ but a cross-section profile-wise.
  13. Clarinet
    Hello, SOTW! I'm a junior in high school, and I play bass clarinet in my school's symphonic band. I've been playing since 7th grade. I'm just now actually getting a low C, (Lyrique 925c coming in this month hopefully), so I would say I am more on the advanced end of the playing spectrum. I asked...
  14. Reeds
    Hi Everybody, My son, who generally plays tenor was asked to play bari this year by his jazz band director. Fortunately they have a school instrument that plays apparely very well and with a metal mouthpiece for him to use. But now we're stumped in finding an appropriate reed to buy. My...
  15. What to Buy & Why: Reeds and Misc.
    Hi, I´ve bought a box of 5 Wood Stone reeds nr. 3 for tenor sax. I was blown away! I thought: "OMG these are the best reeds by far! These are MY reeds now" I loved them at the first note. The problem came when I bought the second box of reeds. They are way harder than the first. Both are number...
  16. Reeds
    This may have been a thread already but after a search, I didn't see it. I'd like to know how you know when it's time to try a 3 when you've been playing on a 2 1/2 and also does the tightness of the embouchure change and require more strength? I ask because I bought a bunch of different reeds...
  17. Reeds
    Greetings all, I first saw the Vandoren reed strength comparison chart in a store. I was surprised to see what it shows, though. I'm an inexperienced alto student, but I have decent knowledge of physics and a longtime experience with music, despite my beginner level on sax. I have an ebonite...
  18. Reeds
    I apologize if this has been discussed but after searching the threads I didn't see anything on this subject specifically. I wanted to ask if any of the players have tried these new Rigotti Gold reeds for Tenor sax called Jazz Force 3. I've been frustrated with reeds as much as most players...
  19. Reeds
    Hey There, So, I've been using a ReedGeek for about a year now and kind of swear by it... However I want to make sure I'm using it right because recently it's felt like a bit much..... I play a 10/10* mouthpiece and use 3M/3H rigotti/RJS/RW reeds. I hear that a bigger tip opening is more...
  20. Reeds
    than on your VI?
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