Sax Alley got my new Forestone Soprano reed to me today! I have to say, it's the best synthetic reed I've ever tried for soprano. It's much better than Legere Signature or Fibracell for me. What I like about it is more volume and better tone, especially at a distance for being lead over a band. It takes some getting used to, but not too much. The sides of my mouth like the feel of the reed. It's not hard and chafe-ish like a hard cane reed can be on soprano, but it's not so thin that it's strange and slippery and not-there-enough. These are my first impressions. I think it's a reed I can pick up and play in the middle of a gig without cringing to think in what way it will betray me.