I'm no expert but I know garbage info when I see it. The reed manufacture DOES matter. I play superials because they play well for me, on my mouthpiece. 7 out of 10 are immediately playable. I bought 10 of another brand recently because I couldn't get the Alexanders, and all 10 were ENTIRELY UNPLAYABLE. Like strapping a yard stick to my mouthpiece. Same hardness. Reed type is maybe more important for my sound than mouthpiece, IMO.jakethesax said:I just caught this thread as my 6 month old fell asleep ( i dont dare move) . but, do you guys spend this much time on reeds??!??
Find a strength that can play straight outa the box and go and play! (if you want to change your sound then try different brands of whisky when you play..it'll make 100 times more difference)
play every reed out of the box (3rd hand from the words of mr Parker himself..!)
you'll save a fortune and your audience (assuming you're not a free player) wont notice a bit!!!
I do this for a living, and haven't got the disposable income of some of you 'city' 9 til 5 ers to waste on importing esoteric reeds,,
practice makes perfect!
(My Apologies, I dont mean to be grumpy about this, but the hype is insane, and some younger players might actually listen to all of this..)
I agree. If I had to choose between playing:Bigdyno said:The reed manufacture DOES matter. Reed type is maybe more important for my sound than mouthpiece, IMO.