Distinguished SOTW Member/Forum Contributor 2008
Hey everybody! Just wanted to share an experience that I am having with some NOS Rico 5's (woodgrain box). On my close tipped mouthpiece (Sumner 3) they absolutely SING on the notes that I was previously having a hard time with (extreme upper range, F# and above). Was previously using Vandoren Blue Box 3's with this piece, now realize that they might just be too soft. Did these reeds always come in boxes of 25? A store nearby had a bunch of boxes that had never sold YEARS ago going for about 5 bucks now. That works out to what, 20 cents a reed? Awesome deal, and I can feel my chops working like never before! They also sound good on a Morgan Vintage 5, but I prefer the softer reeds to them, just because of the demand on my embouchure. Any similar experiences?