Martin, I wholeheartedly agree!Martinman said:DogPants, I think your problem (at least one of them) was that you used the unfiled reeds. In my opinion the filed ones are the ones to use. I just like the sound better, and I think they are less stuffy.
Check these out. It becomes a very subjective issue. Gray area topic.Rick Adams said:There was a thread a monthish ago about the difference between filed and unfiled - might be worth a search to find it if you're interested.
They're more manageable, maintaining a big sound, brighter, more edge. They come filed and unfiled.docformat said:It's been years since I last played RJS but I remeber thinking they were pretty good.
How do they compare to LaVoz - edgier and brighter, or darker and more lush?
Rick, I sent you an email about the reeds. Sometimes my RJS 3S tends to close meaning that that size may be a wee bit too soft. If the 3M is too hard then I'll have to lessen my emboucher bite.Rick Adams said:Funny, I've just gone in the other direction from 3S to 2H because my new mouthpiece had a chamber the size of a football stadium and hence takes a lot more chops than my previous piece. I'm hoping to get back up to the 3S soon though, because I can feel the thinner reed bowing inwards as I blow and it doesn't feel right at all like that, plus I'm pretty sure the tone will be more what I'm after.
Actually let me just check... yes I have a couple of unused 3M filed reeds still in the box from a while back when I used piece with a smaller tip opening. I'd like to keep one just in case, but I'll happily post you the other one if you want it, then you can try for yourself without spending anything.
Yes Rick. Thanks a million. I'll stick to the softs. The 3M sound like La Voz which require waaay too much work for me.Rick Adams said:Did you get the reeds I sent you? Were they any good to you?
Benon, only thing is that RJS die quickly. La Voz last longer and will play well if they're filed. Hopefully they'll make filed La Voz reeds soon.Benon said:I've compared RJS Filed to Unfiled, and the Unfiled just doesn't work on BOTH of my mouthpieces - I'm playing Lebayle 8 LR and Dave Guardala MB II on my T991; Unfiled reeds of every kind including LaVoz, Rico orange box, Vandorens Java/V16/ZZ sound awful - thin & bright upper register, and stuffy, dark & what's really bad almost unplayable low register. I've been trying various brands and numbers since I can't buy Alexanders D.C. What's strange, I hadn't troubles on my previous mouthpiece (vintage Ponzol 105). Does anybody here had problems like that?