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Reed Strength with a S80 C*

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I had my first rehearsal with my school's wind ensemble tonight, and I was playing my newly aquired C*. I know a classical piece takes getting used to, but I felt like my upper octave was stuffy and the response just wasnt all there. So basically, what's a ballpark reed strength to use on a C*? (Vandoren Blue Box probably)
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There's no way anyone here can answer that question unless they know you personally. The answer could be anything from a 1 to a 5. Try different strengths and see what works for you.
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