dirty said:I finally got the box of Lavoz Mediums that I bought last month to work for me. I previously couldn't get into them and went back to RJS 2H. Lately, though, my bank account has had very little money going into it and a little too much coming out, so I pulled out the Lavoz and started to play. Once I got used to them, they play great for jazz, with less edge than the RJS, and a little thicker, to my ear, although that might be because they are a little bit harder. I like them so far, and I'll be using them for awhile (no choice, really). I'll keep my remaining RJS on hand for when I need a brighter sound, but I think that switching to Lavoz full time will not be just fine.
i too find the V-16's to have an undesirable edgy sound to them. LaVoz shld be better for you in this regard. I think they're great reeds.Matthew said:Thanks for the comments, I'm going to give the Lavoz a try again. I thought the V16's were too much edge and I only got a few good reeds in a box ( cough cough Vandoreon)
If you want a darker sound, try the LaVoz MH, slowly broken in so they don't play too hard. I've always thought a reed that plays easily right out of the box often ends up too soft after breaking in.Matthew said:I just got my reeds and they're great! I'm using mediums and they play very well right out of the box. To me they are a little bright, but they have great projection. Thanks for all the advice!