hey guys! I've recently alternating between Rico Reserve and Vandoren V.12 reeds, and I think they're both great reeds for my clarinet playing. I have been using Traditional Vandorens on Eb clarinet ever since i started the instrument, and I find these reeds way too bright sounding, and very resistant in the upper register, despite the reeds being half a thickness below my Bb reeds. For a little experiment, I put one of my Reserve reeds on the Eb mouthpiece, and ended up getting an amazing performance from it on a B44 mouthpiece. The only problem was that getting the reed on the mouthpiece was a hassle, and since the reed was too long for the mouthpiece, it ended up getting slightly dented in by the barrel. I love the way these Bb reeds perform on my Eb, and I think it would be a good way to save money, so how can I cut these reeds to fit on my Eb mouthpiece? I tried using normal scissors on one of my dead reeds, and ended up slicing the whole reed in half! What can I do?