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Bonsoir,

could someone please make this a sticky or something?

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Those are some mighty fine reed comparison charts. Mighty fine.

I especially like that third one. That one matches pretty closely with my experiences, although everyone seems to put RJS 2H and LaVoz M at about the same place, whereas I've found that the LaVoz are a lot harder.
 

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The third one for you is the one with fibracell on top or rico reserve?

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The one with Fibracell on top appears most accurate to me at least with respect to La Voz strengths. I've been comparing La Voz mediums (for alto and tenor) to most of the Vandorens over the last 2 months, and in my experience (contrary to what many reed charts say) they are softer than ZZ and V16 2.5s. They seem to be cut most similarly to Javas.
 

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I think the chart (the one on the left) is just for general reference only. I tried 3 brands of Vandoren reeds: Traditional, Java and ZZ.

From the chart, Traditional 2 has the same strength as Java 2.5 and ZZ 2.5

But acutally, I found that Vandoren 2 is hardest, followed by Java 2.5 and then ZZ 2.5

Of course, this may be subjective and may be affected by the moutpiece that one uses.
 
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