well, got the sax, played it with a yamaha 5star and a bari medium reed. dont like the bari reed, so i am going to go with fibracell, i like those. this thing plays great top to bottom and weighs a TON. much heavier than my zephyr, probably because of the silver plating. its not much to look at right now, but it sounds great, loud, strong and in tune. i am happy with it, and that now makes 4 holtons in silver from 1906 through 1940. all i need is a soprano and i will have at least one of each pitch.