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  1. 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...
  2. Reeds
    Hi everyone, I'm interested in purchasing a Fiberreed Carbon for my Jody Jazz DVNY 9 bari mouthpiece. It's a monster of a mouthpiece so I'm aiming for a softer reed but I'm not sure exactly which strength to go with. I play a Legere Signature 2.5 on my Jody Jazz Jet 7 which I have been having...
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    Does anyone know what Harry Hartman reeds are actually made of, and whether there are any health considerations to putting this substance in one's mouth for extended periods of time? I know that Legere is Food Grade Polypropylene, which is the same thing used in yogurt containers and the like...
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    After playing cane reeds since I started playing Alto Sax in 5th grade, I purchased a synthetic reed for the first time earlier this year. Bought a Legere Studio Cut. I have used it almost exclusively since I purchased it in the early summer. Lately it has been smelling a little funky. Does...
  5. Reeds
    Does anybody here have experience with the Forestone White Bamboo reeds? I could only find one review on this forum from a classical player. It seems that he had a positive experience with those reeds. I am looking for sound clips if possible. I am currently using Legere Signature and Forestone...
  6. Reeds
    Hi folks, I was about to pitch two tenor reeds but thought maybe someone would like to try them. They may have more life in them- they still play OK, just feel a bit too soft for me now. They're Fibracell 4 which is a ~2.5 cane. At this stage of their life, they play more like a 2.25. Let me...
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    After more than two years of intensive development work we finally got a reed which fulfill our initial requirements. Our reeds are available in 4 different models in strengths between #1.0 and #4.5. We developed G-REEDS from scratch, without any kind of reverse engineering, nor by using...
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    Hi, motivated by Steve Neff's excellent and rather positive review of the Forestone Hinoki synthetic reed (on his site), I made another try after some of my own disappointments with Legere signature and the older brown Forestones and a Fibracell. After 4 days of experience I recorded these 2...
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    Hello reader, I've heard great things about Rico Plasticover reeds but I haven't had the chance to purchase a box. If anyone has any experience with Plasticovers, feel free to state your opinion on them and if possible, can you describe the way they differ from standard cane reeds? Thanks for...
  10. What to Buy & Why: Reeds and Misc.
    Hi, I am not a sax player myself but my son, aged 7 has just started. He is getting through reeds (1.5 rico reeds at the moment) at an amazing rate. I am thinking of getting a synthetic reed for him to begin with, but I am unsure if these last amazingly longer or if they are in fact quite...
  11. Reeds
    So I've been wondering, what's the difference between a regular wooden reed and a synthetic reed? How does it change your tone and do many band directors frown upon them? What's your opinion on them? Tell me everything you know about them. I'm curious.
  12. Reeds
    Hello, I am currently in the market for a synthetic tenor reed. I've just become a member of a college marching band (UC Berkeley), and with all the extra wear and tear, there's no possible way for my cane reeds to survive. So for financial reasons, a synthetic reed is a good option. I'm a...
  13. Reeds
    Hi Everyone! I've been experimenting with different synthetic reeds lately and I just posted a blog about my experiences. http://richpagemusic.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/experimenting-with-synthetic-reeds/ Cheers! Rich
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    Hi all, I recently bought a Legere Signature in 2.5 for tenor. Not a huge fan. I found it to be stuffy, and felt too soft. I could not play loudly on it. I normally play on Vandoren V16s in 3, which feel fantastic about 1/5 times. So my question is, should I get a Legere Signature in a harder...
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