Distinguished SOTW Member
TENOR, soprano, alto, baritone
Since getting a tenor overhauled it's demanding a slightly harder reed. I've been playing Rico 2 1/2 on a Guardala King Curtis (.116) but now they are terribly soft - must have been some bad leaks that I just didn't pay any attention to. Anyway I had stopped using Rico select Jazz 3 Soft, unfiled, some time ago but I had a couple left over, and they actually were about right. I also had some Rico Reserve 2 1/2 and 2. I tried the 2 1/2 first, and they were way too stuffy. However, the 2 is very good and I'm taking some of them to the gig Saturday night. I also found a couple more boxes of them (pre-D'Addario) at Weiner Music in case anybody is using these. Another reed I can now use again is D'Addario 'Royal', 2 1/2. I had also stopped using these for the same reason, now they're back in the ball park.