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I just got some rico plasticovers 1 1.5 reeds for alto sax and I am very annoyed when moisture converges on the underside of the reed and produces a warbling sound. is there any way to stop this or prevent it
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If you're a 'wet' player you may have to lean forward slightly to help the condensation flow down and out of the mouthpiece.
 

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1.5 is way too soft not really sure why the sell that strength. B
 

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When I was playing Rico Covers I noticed that they feel softer than other reeds, even when they were equal in the Reed Strength Comparison Chart.
 

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When I was playing Rico Covers I noticed that they feel softer than other reeds, even when they were equal in the Reed Strength Comparison Chart.
That's true, i play La Voz medium, and bought a box of Plasticover number 3 for trial a few days ago, the Plasticover makes me feel it is maybe a number softer than the medium, like medium soft. So, to equal the strength, i think i need a 3.5.
 

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I'm playing #3 Plasticovers on soprano and alto right now. I don't have this problem at all. To be exact, I find that other than adding a little brightness to the tone, the Plasticovers are fairly worry free.
 

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That's true, i play La Voz medium, and bought a box of Plasticover number 3 for trial a few days ago, the Plasticover makes me feel it is maybe a number softer than the medium, like medium soft. So, to equal the strength, i think i need a 3.5.
Agreement here. My Plasticovers have always needed to be .5 more than my Rico Royals or LaVoz to be equal in strength and feel.

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I play Plasticovers on tenor and bari. Never had this problem.
 

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I have this same problem, but even more so with Fibracel reeds. With a regular reed, moisture is absorbed into the reed fibers. With a coated reed like Plasticover, the coating prevents much of the absorption. With a Fibracel reed, there seems to be almost no absorbtion of moisture. I find the solution is to suck in air quickly during rests in the music.
 

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Another angle to this is that perhaps the table on your mpc isn't quite flat, or is flawed in some way and is allowing moisture to accumulate between the reed and the mpc, because I don't have a problem at all with Plasticovers.
 
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