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Knowing that here in Belgium, you pay at least 10€ for 5 reeds, and 23€ for 10, I was wondering how I can find out what reeds play the best for me. I mean, if you try out and maybe you've lost 10€, plus you have 4-5 reeds that you don't need. Aren't there any "tryout" boxes or something? With all kinds of strengths?
 

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How long have you been playing? Most beginners will start with a 1-1 1/2. Try the known brands like Vandoren and Rico. This is a good starting point.

You won't find any try out boxes mon ami, unfortunatley you can't acount for the inconsistency of wood.

Good Luck
 

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I've played alto for my first 2 years (a rented one) and then went to tenor (which I am still playing). I have a Meyer no. 7 And currently I'm playing on Rico Royals no. 2,5. They are fine, but I still have occasionally a.. well, I don't know how to describe it. Beginners make the same sound when their embouchure is too loose. Oh well, maybe I can exchange some reeds with some fellow sax players...

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Oh well, maybe I can exchange some reeds with some fellow sax players...
That's definitely the easiest way to try out a lot of different reeds.
 
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