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 my director (long time sax player, mainly plays soprano), if I could try out stage band next semester, and he said yes, but, since Bass Clarinet is not a standard jazz instrument (in this band atleast), I need to learn another instrument. I have decided on tenor, since it is the closest to bass clarinet (not including bari sax, we already have a full bari section). On bass clarinet, the selection of reeds for that instrument is somewhat minuscule. I've played Vandoren traditionals, v12's and v21's, but I have stuck with a 3 strength v12, since they provide the best tone quality on my instrument and mouthpiece (which is a yamaha B50). Looking at the comparatively massive selection of reeds for tenor is somewhat overwhelming, and I am unsure of what I should choose. Since sax reeds are out of my realm, I was wondering if there were any people who double BC and tenor, and how they chose reeds to start with. Alternatively, if anyone could provide insight about which reed strength would be "ideal" to start with, since to my knowledge tenor is more free blowing than a standard, junky, student bass clarinet.