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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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Get some Hemke 3s and work your way up. Most people play 3 1/2s or so on C*s, but the real problem is that the C* facing is too small for tenor. (There have been lots of topics on this.)
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