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by diminishedpower
(25 posts)
9 years ago

Reed question

Ok i have a question about reed strengths. Is all these people using 2 1/2 strength reeds a fad now a or does it have to do with thats the more contemporary sound. I was just curious because i play an otto link metal 7* with superial 3 1/2's. And a lot of pros like i know stan getz used like 4 reeds with a 130 tip opening. I'm just curious what the reasoning behind using weak reeds lately.

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  1. by Zheng
    (23 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Reed question

    the bigger mp u have the eaiser is to play with a smaller reed. u should try it, its much eaiser to blow in.

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    1. by diminishedpower
      (25 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Reed question

      yea and the thinner the sound. Look at all the sax players that everyone looks up to. Most of them wouldn't be cause dead using that weak of a reed. Thats why i asked if its a new fad for the thin sound. Anyone reading this just try putting on a harder reed. you'll get better intonation and overall tone. And if you think you lose that shrilly edge. You can put that back in by minipulating your throat.

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