Re: synthetic reeds??
if anything, ive have experienced the opposite - the legere tenor reeds are a lot better than the alto reeds. I use legeres for practice at school and wasting time and backups incase all of my concert reeds dont work - which depending on temperature, one of them works sometimes and sometimes doesnt. The fibracells are pretty good too, but you cant horse them around - if you play too hard on them, they go to pieces - literally. I have just trashed a fibracell in a concert to where it was impossible to make and sort of sound on it, other than the one heard when one of your palm keys dont shut. I know a jazzer in town and she said that after a concert on one of hers, there was a hole in it about the size of a pencil eraser.