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Hey guys. Im playing a good amount of intermediate level jazz in combos and big bands. I play alto and my setup now is a meyer 5 mouthpiece with 2.5 java reeds and a standard rover lig . Im really not feeling like I'm getting nearly the response and power that i want...also....can someone help me with a reed case? I'm just using the crappy plastic vandoren cases and I'm putting the reeds back in wet which is causing issues, but i don't have the time to dry/air out reeds after i play every time. Advice is much appreciated!
 

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The other sax player in my blues band plays primarily alto....he uses a Hite mouthpiece and Fibracells on his MVI . He gets a bright but not annoying sound and finds it good for section work. (He has a doctorate in music and heads up a college jazz band). My setup on alto is a Meyer 7 "G"', 2 1/2 Fibracells, stock Yamaha lig on my "Z". Plenty of punch.
 

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You have to squiz as much moisture out of the reed before storing. For better response try a Rovner Versa.
 

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La Voz make a good 4 reed storage cae that is cheap
 

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DanPerezSax may be referring to the Vandoren VRC10. Unless they have changed the design, you can almost close it, but keep it slightly open to allow air to get in. It also has the insert he refers to.
 

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Hi there!

I would recommend a Rico Multireeds case (RVCASE04). They're very reasonably priced and come with a humidifier that will help control the humidity level inside the case.

Have you ever visited La Voz reeds or Select Jazz? La Voz especially is a very powerful sound concept.

Good luck!

KM
 

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I would recommend two things (in addition to getting the mouthpiece worked on, if necessary) -

1) try a Bonade inverted ligature instead of the Rovner, this will I think make your sound crisper and clearer
2) check out the Vito reed holders (you can find them at Weiner Music), they are inexpensive and quite good
 
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