hi. I'm about to buy Zonda reeds for clarinet, I'm using mouth piece M15 and 3.5 vandoren reeds. is the zonda measured the same as vandoren for it difficulty levels?
and are they good for clarinet at all ?
The Zonda reeds should compare about the same as far as strength. There may be a little difference in the thickness of the heart area depending on which Vandoren cut you are using. (Traditional, V12...)
All 'clarinet' reeds are good for clarinet. It's just a matter of finding which cut and strength work best for your particular mouthpiece, and playing style.
There are a lot of charts online that can give you a little better idea of how different brands/strengths compare.
Being able to see where they fall might give you a bit more information. Sometimes google is our friend.
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