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by joe812119
(18 posts)
10 years ago

flying goose reeds

hello everyone has anyone ever heard of flying goose reeds. i would like to here if anyone has used these reeds or heard of them.

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  1. by saxman0317
    (53 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: flying goose reeds

    i have never heard of them before, where didyou find them?....if theres a website could u send it to me

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  2. by Saxon
    (100 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: flying goose reeds

    I live in China where flying goose reeds are standard issue. I tried them once. They were marked #3 but they felt like #1 to me! I use #2 - 2.5s Quality control being what it is I get my reeds imported.

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  3. by saxxything78
    (14 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: flying goose reeds

    This reed came standard with my 1st sop sax (Bandnow). They are made in China, and you won't get much luck finding any USA supplier. I bought a box of Hemke 2.0, and found these to be identical in tone, and a lot easier to get in the USA.

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  4. by ovo
    (1 post)

    6 years ago

    Re: flying goose reeds

    I have 1, it came bundled with my J michael gunmetal sax. Being a beginner on the sax, I don't know much about the various reeds, but I have found that this particular reed feels easier to play with than rico royals (both 2 and a halfs). I have heard the rico royal name being thrown around as a good brand, since my brother plays the clarinet, but at the moment, i'm using the flying goose reed.

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    1. by chalazon
      (547 posts)

      6 years ago

      Re: flying goose reeds

      I came across a couple of flying goose reeds in the first chinese sax i looked at..you've got to be kidding...

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      1. by JBTSAX
        (364 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: flying goose reeds

        The Flying Goose reeds are appropriately named. That is close to the sound they make on your instrument. They are good for cutting up for tooth picks or for starting campfires. No beginning player (or any player for that matter) should be trying to play on these. Get some Rico #2 or #2 1/2 if you are just starting out. John

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        1. by chalazon
          (547 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: flying goose reeds

          actually, they work pretty good when you cut them into strips and use them to apply contact cement to the smaller key feet..

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        2. by JBTSAX
          (364 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: flying goose reeds

          BINGO!

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        3. by Mobile Band
          (27 posts)

          4 years ago

          Re: flying goose reeds

          I used some of them, they are not so bad. They are a little bit shorter than usual, as far as I remember, but its okay. At least for training they can be used. Now I found the forestone reeds, which I like a lot.

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        4. by Mobile Band
          (27 posts)

          4 years ago

          Re: flying goose reeds

          I used some of them, they are not so bad. They are a little bit shorter than usual, as far as I remember, but its okay. At least for training they can be used. Now I found the forestone reeds, which I like a lot. Mobile Marching Band

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