I think the LaVoz, for me, are darker, but buzzier, but neither is excessively bright/buzzy. Some reeds, like ZZs, just seem buzzy when I play them, with no core. It's not a reed strength issue, since I've tried them at the right strength, too hard, too soft, and all over the place. LaVoz and RJS seem a little deader, mushier or less clear at first, but once I got used to the way they feel, I started getting a bigger, fuller sound than I'd ever gotten before. I'm pretty happy with my tenor setup right now (Link 8, LaVoz Medium, Selmer 404 lig, Yamaha 62 tenor).