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by barisaxiguy
(50 posts)
9 years ago

what the..

all my reeds broke, so i bough a new box, the same as i always use, la voz medium hard. i sucked on it for awhile to get it wet, and all of the new reeds cant seem to get my low Bb or low A out, they come out in "blahs" sounding like a prepubecent boy.. i need help.

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  1. by YanagisawA-901
    (312 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: what the..

    they are either not broken in or they suck..i dont like ja voz..for me the only way to go is vandoren, cane is great.. try vandorens..

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    1. by The_MarkVI
      (80 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: what the..

      vandoren blue=ewwww. javas are all right. rico royal good, hemke good, la loz great maybe u had a bad reed (or box)

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      1. by Hexaclon
        (90 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: what the..

        Man, what ever you do, just dont lower your jaw to play that Bb and A. I actualy developed a bad habbit just because of that.

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        1. by golferguy675
          (600 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: what the..

          Try the Alexanders. I'm using the DCs right now, and they are great on low notes. I can take a size 3 and play low Bb at pianissimo for as long as I need and keep it totally even. That wasn't as conceivable with Vandorens. I really like the tone Vandorens produce, but they tend to give out when you get anywhere at or above a high F#.

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        2. by Spike
          (248 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: what the..

          yeah, just keep you jaw low all the time, geez. you probably got on the receiving end of a bad cane harvest. it happens. that's why la voz are cheap

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        3. by Goldref18
          (145 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: what the..

          Well what kind of mouthpiece do you have? La Voz are all hand made reeds (As are vandoren but Vandorens are better :-D) so u could in theory try out like 30 and get different capablitlies out of every single one. I don't like them personally because they are made from Rico and don't usually perform like my boy Vandoren. (Te-He) Blue Box are ok but i would strongly reccommend trying out some Vandoren ZZs or maybe even some Javas if you play on a metal piece. Also your lig will make an enourmous difference. Try some Francois-Louis Ligs. I would scrap the La Voz though, i never can get any kind of good sound out of them.

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