That depends. If you mouthpiece is a Beechler, Runyon, Morgan, or Babbit Cmel mpc, then yes a tenor reed is the correct reed to be using. If your Cmel mpc is an original one from the 20s or a modern Aquila, then no, you're using the wrong reed.TooSaxy said:I use a standard tenor sax reed on my C melody mouthpiece for my C mel sax. Is this the right reed to be using? Thanks
You can try your luck finding original reeds from the 20s on eBay, but you're not likely to find anything more stiff than a 1.5, if you find any at all. I've heard of people using bass-clarinet reeds. They are NOT the same, but similar enough for some people to claim success.TooSaxy said:It is the original one from the 20's, could you please link me to where I can get the right reed? Thanks
I doubt it. Like I posted earlier, I've heard of bass clarinet reeds being used with some success, but I wouldn't bother with them.Cannonball&CmelGuy said:Could an alto clarinet reed work? My tech said it might?
exactly. I use alto reeds. sounds great, plays great.markm said:Aquilasax reeds will work well for you. I've bought 2.5s and 3s. When you're playing an (antique) Cmel, reeds are the least of your troubles. I've cut off the (thick) end of tenor reeds, bass clarinet reeds and used alto reeds as well. It's all good.