Re: Alexander Reeds
I've been experimenting with various reed brands for the past six months. I heard all good things about Alexander reeds so I bought a five pack to try them out. I had been using mostly Vandoren Jazz reeds. I've given this a fair assessment, didn't just blow them for a week or two. A bad Vandoren reed is better than a good Alexander reed - true.
So I highly recommend Vandoren but I also found another great reed that is just as consistant and maybe just a tad - small tad - better. I would have to say that after trying several brands the best reed, for me anyway, is the Gonzalez reed. Try one - you'll like 'em.