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well recently I had a playing test that determined chairs... I was quite bummed to see I got 3rd Chair, on the scoring sheet or whatever you'd call it, I got marked off for a "fuzzy tone" ... I think that had I gotten full points on tone it would have made the difference between 2nd and 3rd... all I can think is maybe my tone is a little airy at times... so is this a reed problem, a mouthpeice problem, a saxophone problem, a embouchure problem, or something else? And how might I fix this?
 

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have a black nickel selmer la voix (that i've only had for a little less than a year), my mouthpeice is a selmer c*, and at the time I was using vandoren v16 size 3 reeds (but have recently gotten 3 1/2 reeds not v16's though to try to see if that was the problem)
 

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are you changing your reeds frequently, mine get very buzzy/fuzzy towards the end of their life....? Maybe try a slighly more open mouthpiece.

My c* has a lovely warm, focused and well...fuzzy tone with a soft or old reed. Try a D facing. V16s are bright reeds, but as you have tried others, this is unlikely to be the problem. V16s come out soft, try 2.5 blue box Vandorens or 3 rico royals... these are much more woodier sounding.
 

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Yeah, I'd start by trying a darker reed since I find V16s to be more buzzy than some of the others. You might want to try Hemke as an alternative to Vandoren. They have a fairly dark sound and a very good response.
 

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AZsaxDude said:
I got marked off for a "fuzzy tone" ...And how might I fix this?
Fuzzy tone? Sounds good to me. Forum members here are always looking for the fuzzy tone. Forget the chair. Rejoice, for the warm fuzzy tone is here!

Lets do some Body and Soul or My Funny Valentine

HUTMO
 

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all right so the problems probably a worn out reed... well that makes sense, i'm kinda bad at that routating reed stuff... well thanks
 
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