Re: Brands of Reeds
The ONLY reed that I have ever really had problems with is Vandoren. I might try the Legere synthetics, but I am somewhat reluctant to try other synthetic reeds because I did not care for the Fibracells at all! Rico reeds are fine. I've used several of them, even the orange box cheapo's with very few bad ones.
A lot of people like to blame their reeds for every little problem; most of which can be contributed to the player, and not the horn or the reed! If you can't play on a cheapo Rico that's 5 months old, cracked, chipped AND warped than what good are you, and how in the heck did you make it through band?!?!