Ever heard of these? I bought a box of 10 - #2 1/2 alto reeds for about $20 from Musician's Friend. Not bad. Seem to be a little soft but all in all I'm kinda pleased with them. I put one on a S80 C* and on a Yamaha 4C. Played the horn up and down with no problems at all. Of course there's no telling how long the reed will last but so far so good.