Agreed. I think RSJ are the only reeds that are offered in both filed and unfiled. Having played dozens of boxes of each, I'd say they're pretty much the same on average.Rick Adams said:I was discussing the difference between RJS filed and unfiled with the guys at sax.co.uk the other day. They said that after extensive tests so far as they could tell there was very little difference but they did think that the filed version offered slightly easier subtoning.
Obviously YMMV and I do not know the precise details of the testing conditions!
So you didn't even try it? It may be exactly what we've all been searching for. Now we'll never know.....hakukani said:I opened a box of RJS filed the other day, and in one of the cute little plastic cases was sitting half a reed!
I just threw it away like I do really duff reeds.