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Vandoren and Rico are just fine, you want to experiment with thicker reeds (no lollipop stick, there is nor reed for size 4!) because you will see that as your embouchure strengths you will sometimes push the reed closed , you can achieve more power and control if you " lean" against a reed with a little bit of resistance that using a reed that blows too easily. Ask you teacher to lead you through this, anyway.
I was suggesting an artificial reed such as the fibracell but maybe this is a tad too complicated to find especially if you are not sure which strength of reed you can handle.
 

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I was suggesting an artificial reed such as the fibracell but maybe this is a tad too complicated to find especially if you are not sure which strength of reed you can handle.
Also too expensive at this stage. The synthetics all have their particular nuances...it would be a costly procedure to try them all in different strengths, to find the reed that suits you.
However, in my experience, once you have found the right strength of the right synthetic your reed problems are over....I hasten to add that this is only my experience.
For the time being I would follow milandros advice.
 
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