So I've been working like hell on my intonation. The long tones have allowed me to go from a 2.5 to a 3.0 La Voz and things are sounding better. I pick up an old two year old La Voz reed (3.0) and I notice that it is stiffer than the 3.0s I'm playing, but I think, well, it will lighten up as i play it. So i turn on the backing track and play Bill Bailey and I notice something. I think I'm perfectly in tune and I'm not even trying, I'm just blowing. Is this it? Have I been playing a too light reeds? It's hard to blow this stiff reed but not that uncomfortable and it sound so much better. Maybe I should be playing a 3.5? I've got a new sax and things have changed, but I'm not really sure what.