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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#.