I recently tried an alto sax Studio Cut 2 1/2 which seemed promising. I've been having problems with Java 3's no longer working for me. RJS 3S's are ok but not quite right. The Legere was ok for the first 3-4 times I blew it but then got real stuffy. Is this common? Do they get harder or softer? Before this happened, it seemed about the right strength, though the feel was different and I was not using it in exposed situations.