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At the end of las Tuesday's jam I checked my alto reed: cracked and ragged ( no wonder it played so bad).
I knew that I had a Thursday gig so next day I broke out a new Vandoren French cut, blue box 2 1/2 reed and slapped it on the Couf Artist 9*.
I fully expected to start adjusting it after playing a bit (like always).
I played it for 15 minutes and couldn't find anything wrong, matter of fact it's the most balanced reed I ever owned.
Never before (on any sax) has this happened over the decades that I've played.
 

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The Vandorens are to me the most perfectly manufactured reeds I've seen, but I've never liked them. Maybe I should try them again since my horns are playing better.
 

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Enjoy it while it lasts. Unfortunately it will eventually wear out. You'll find a truly great reed on occasion, as well as some very good ones, some mediocre ones, and terrible ones. Some will respond to a bit of adjustment and/or a breaking in period and become good to great, some won't. This is just the nature of the beast.
 

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Happy for you and your miracle reed!

I'm still fascinated by the reed discussion with Dick Oatts in that Vanguard Sax Section interview. If you have not seen it I'm sure you'll find it of interest. It's a long video - the reed discussion starts about the 18:00 mark.

://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?349210-MUST-SEE-ALERT!-Vanguard-Jazz-Orchestra-sax-section&highlight=vanguard+orchestra
 
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