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Hey, I use a Meyer 7m with my J.W. York alto, and I'm trying to find a VERY good jazz reed for myself.
 

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you'll want something soft for the large tip opening - something lie a 2 or a 2.5

Beyond that is experience... look into vandoren classic, V16 and ZZ's - personally I can't stand V16 and I love the zz sound... ymmv
 

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you'll want something soft for the large tip opening - something lie a 2 or a 2.5

Beyond that is experience... look into vandoren classic, V16 and ZZ's - personally I can't stand V16 and I love the zz sound... ymmv
I agree; ZZ's sound wayy cool. ;) One of my friends gave one to me (I was out of good reeds in wind ensemble. Whoops!), and it sounds soo much stronger than my regular Vandoren 2.5's. I'm thinkin' of buyin' a boxful.

I recommend gettin' the ZZ's in 3. But I'm only in my second year playin' the sax, so I dunno what a pro would go for...
 

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La Voz Medium
I agree LaVoz Medium is a good one to try.

Rico Jazz Select "2H" are similar (maybe just a tad harder, on average),
but are more consistent in my experience than the LaVoz branded reeds.

Something to keep in mind with the LaVoz is that you should really go through an entire box before deciding if they are right for you - some people find they get perhaps 2 really great reeds in a box of 10 from LaVoz - and that for them, this makes it all worthwhile. I used LaVoz Medium reeds on my alto sax for over 25 years, and just recently switched to Rico Jazz Select.
 

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Hi, I use a Meyer 7M and Rico 2 1/2 reed. I was wondering if you have dificulties trying to get altissimo notes. I do. Is it because of the mouthpiece design? It is supposed to be made for jazz kind of charlie parker sound you know. Any suggestions?

Thank you!
 

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Hi, I use a Meyer 7M and Rico 2 1/2 reed. I was wondering if you have dificulties trying to get altissimo notes. I do. Is it because of the mouthpiece design? It is supposed to be made for jazz kind of charlie parker sound you know. Any suggestions?

Thank you!
You will have great difficulty getting altissimo with that reed because it hasn't got the strength to handle it. If you try and put the pressure on the reed the way you need to to get the altissimo notes out, the reed won't be able to vibrate period. Try going up to a 3 or 3.5 and see how it works.
 

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Hi, I use a Meyer 7M and Rico 2 1/2 reed. I was wondering if you have dificulties trying to get altissimo notes. I do. Is it because of the mouthpiece design? It is supposed to be made for jazz kind of charlie parker sound you know. Any suggestions?

Thank you!
You will have great difficulty getting altissimo with that reed because it hasn't got the strength to handle it. If you try and put the pressure on the reed the way you need to to get the altissimo notes out, the reed won't be able to vibrate period. Try going up to a 3 or 3.5 and see how it works.
Putting pressure on the reed may be one way to get some altissimo notes out, but voicing and overtone exercises are the better way. I would recommend against going to a reed that is harder than what works best for the rest of your horn's range, just to try to make the altissimo work better.
 

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Rico orange box 2.5 reeds. Rico 2.5's are great reeds for a 7M mouthpiece.

I play rico orange box 2.5 reeds on the 7M Mouthpiece. It is a good reed/mouthpiece combination.
 
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