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Hi,

I recently purchased a metal NY STM Otto Link 7 for the tenor and am using a Vandoren ZZ Java 3 reed. I am having difficulty playing notes using a lot of energy that it feels like my head is going to burst! What do you recommend me to do? Get a lower number reed?

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Steve
 

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A smaller reed if your not used to a similar setup....that or you got a dog of a link which is not surprising. Links keep those of us in the world of refacing in business. Properly adjusted they do have more resistance than some pieces but they should not be unresponsive...you should also not feel like your head is going to explode. I imagine that is uncomfortable as well as a messy possibility!
 

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