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  1. Reeds
    It's easy to tell when a cane reed is no longer worth using and is not that big a deal as they are relatively inexpensive. I have been using Fiberreed reed's for a while and due to their cost, I am hesitant to just toss them. I recently had a response from Daniel Hitman at Fiberreed USA about...
  2. Reeds
    It seems really hard to find soprano M or alto M Black Bamboo reeds now. Amazon has listings, but when you request a certain reed strength, you can't be certain that they'll send the right one.(They sent me the wrong strength twice.) I love the soprano M and wanted to try the alto M, but it...
  3. Reeds
    So, I’m experimenting with Legeres right now. I ordered a strength 3.5 Legere Signature alto saxophone reed online. When it arrived, I experimented with it for a few days, and came to the conclusion that it was too soft for me. It had a lot of buzz, and was very free-blowing. I was about to...
  4. Eb Alto
    I've been playing for about 4 years now but I just got my first synthetic reed and its taking a lot more air to make a nice sound than normal. Am I doing something wrong? It looks fine on the mouthpiece and it's a 3. I used to play on 2 1/2s so this is my first 3 but it's abnormally difficult. I...
  5. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I don't know if it's just something I'm not used to or if I just haven't found a good reed for me, but I've tried well over a dozen synthetic reeds from Legere, Bari, Fibracell, D'addario and quite a few others. I have NEVER been able to get my sound to sound like I want it to on them, and some...
  6. Reeds
    Anyone tried these $39 synthetic reeds yet? They sound interesting. Thanks!
  7. Polls and Surveys
    The future of synthetic reeds This poll is intended to accompany the discussion in this thread: https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?292146-Why-are-Vandoren-and-D-Addario-being-so-short-sighted-about-synthetic-reeds. By "introduce," I don't necessarily mean for your favorite horn. They...
  8. Reeds
    Hi guys, well I've done it again! Always looking for the perfect synthetic reed, I tried Luis Gasparotto's G-reeds from Argentina. A clear plastic similar to the look of Legere, I have two new ones for anyone who'd like to try them and is willing to pay domestic US postage. Both are 'Model 3'...
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