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What do YOU Think? I need a new reed...

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I'm almost finished with my Rico Royal 2.5's and I'm headed over to Rayburn here in Boston at the end of the week.

I think I'm ready to move up to a #3, but I'd like to try something other than Rico. I'm ashamed to admit, I've never tried a reed that WASN'T a Rico.

I don't have a ton of money, so I want to make sure I don't waste 20.00 on a box of something I either can't play or won't like.

What do you guys recommend?

I use a Brilhart 5* (steel)(tenor). I need something, honestly, that will allow me to lay out a super-crisp upper register tone and still hit my low c#, b, and Bb...

Thank you in advance for any direction....

ps: if it's a decent brand, it doesn't HAVE to be a could be a good 2.5...

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I like hemkes. You could buy Hemke 2 1/2s and they would feel harder cause they cut a little thicker. My girls use Hemke 2s on their saxes. They have a fuller darker tone using Hemkes than they do using Rico Royals.
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