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by thea
(1 post)
6 years ago

reeds for ottolink?

I just bought an ottolink 7* f

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  1. by blackfrancis
    (396 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: reeds for ottolink?

    I use Vandoren V16, 2 strength. I'm not so sure on an alto piece, but a Selmer lig for their metal mouthpieces works well on tenor.

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    1. by connsaxman_jim
      (2336 posts)

      6 years ago

      Re: reeds for ottolink?

      Generally with a mouthpiece that has an open facing, like a 7*, you'll want to use a softer reed. I'm not a big fan of Vandoren V-16's personally. Try whatever brand of reed that you are used to, only like blackfrancis said, I'd try a #2. I don't like the ligatures that come with my Otto Link metals either. I've had problems keeping them tight. I use a Rovner lig that was made for an Otto Link Super Tone Master. You can order them online through Giardinelli, or WWBW. Jim

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      1. by jamterry
        (573 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: reeds for ottolink?

        i use an old Selmer metal to cut through electric guitars, and i like Van Doren traditional 2 1/2. An alto doesn't need the brilliance that a tenor does. You want to cut through, but preserve the pristine tone of the alto.

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        1. by chalazon
          (547 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: reeds for ottolink?

          Is this a metal ottto link? The LInks are great pieces, but I find their ligatures to be suspect. (I'm being kind). I know the metal Selmer alto ligs work great on the metal tenor pieces, but don't know if they'd fit the alto..Optima is a nice ligature..You might try the Vandoren Java reeds..I have pretty good luck with those..(2 1/2) Keep the faith!

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