fibracell and Bari.... i never see them in the shops.....sorry, i'm from australia.
i use alexender superial DC, i love them besides the price and availability. i should go try the jazz select and plastic cover.........the plastic cover is referred to rico plastic cover? and the jazz select, should i get the soft, medium or hard on 2.5 ?
i'll try to get a piece of the yellow box too.....but the reason i'd like to find out about other brands is that alexender reeds are very hard to get hold of here where i stay, the shop that i visit often told me that there are only 2 guys in the whole brisbane city comes for alexender reeds and i'm one of them.
i bought a piece of plastic cover just now.....they are very bright and loud, but no buzz like the superials. however they are very easy to split tone and go way up high on the altissimos. I'll try to check out on the RJS and the yellow alexender and compare all those on quality, price and availability. As they are out of stock now.....
good ****es are very hard to get here, and they cost like hell. u get a box of 10 superial DC here for $46 USD
I think he is one of the best Tenor players alive today but really opinions like that are all in the eye of the beholder. It doesn't hurt that he plays in my city quite often and I have gotten to hear him 3 feet away from the bell of his horn at Charlie O's in the valley. Pete told me he goes through many, many reeds before he finds one he wants to play on. He also mentioned when you get them for free it doesn't really matter. For the rest of us who can't afford to throw away 10 reeds it's not as easy to find the golden reed. I'm still amazed how warm his sound is while still being bright. He really is a modern monster on the Tenor Axe. If you don't have the album Apogee I suggest you get it and listen to one of the most respected set of Jazz tracks ever thrown onto a record. The way Warne Marsh and Christlieb styles compliment each other on that record is really an all time set of recording.
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