what size reed do you use?
 

what size reed do you use?

    
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what size reed do you use?    14:41 on Monday, December 18, 2006

Triforce
(407 points)

hey just wondering what size and type of reed you use and how long you've been playing. and on what sax.

tenor i have played one and a bit years and i am on a 3 1/2. rico royal.
bari for about 3ish months and i have a rico 3.
i wanna get a 4 for tenor but i cant find any. blah.


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Re: what size reed do you use?    18:41 on Thursday, December 21, 2006

PADAlt
(200 points)

on alto: rico, size 3
on tenor: vandoren, size 2 1/2
on bari: BARI, size 3

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Re: what size reed do you use?    08:52 on Friday, December 22, 2006

Contramaniac
(27 points)

soprano: Vandoren Paris 3 or 3 1/2
alto: Vandoren Paris 3 or 3 1/2
tenor: Vandoren Paris 2 1/2 for jazz, 3 or 3 1/2 for classical, marches, etc.
bari: Vandoren Paris 3
bass: Vandoren Paris 3 for now. Still experimenting.

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Re: what size reed do you use?    18:02 on Saturday, December 23, 2006

PADAlt
(200 points)

has this ever happened to you guys? Ur playing with a 3 reed (rico) and u run outta threes and hafta use a 2 1/2. So i used it fur about a week, and when i finally bought threes again, it took me the whole day to get adjusted to them. Does the half-size difference actually matter?

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Re: what size reed do you use?    07:29 on Sunday, December 24, 2006

Triforce
(407 points)

if half size didnt matter they wouldnt make em! lol.
but yeah, your emouture takes a break without you noticing and you just get used to the 1 1/2 again.

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Re: what size reed do you use?    20:43 on Sunday, December 24, 2006

alexpkb
(37 points)

i vary form a 2 to a 4 depending on the music i am playing and the difficulty..the harder the music or if i am sight reading i use a 2 or 2.5....but i practice on a 4 and perform on a 3

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Re: what size reed do you use?    18:21 on Monday, December 25, 2006

Triforce
(407 points)

i have never played on less then a 2 1/2 whats this about shaving your reeds? i know only like, pros do it but... blah.


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Re: what size reed do you use?    16:43 on Monday, January 01, 2007

tenorsax13
(534 points)

I have a question about reeds. I am new to the saxophone, but not to playing a woodwind. If my reed has a slight chip in it, (it is pretty small)does it affect the playing?

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Re: what size reed do you use?    20:54 on Monday, January 01, 2007

Triforce
(407 points)

to tenorsax13,
yeah even the smallest chip can affect playing.
lol, reminds me of a story.
day after the concert, sr concert band.
playing stuff over for the heck of it.
reed breaks... in half. all the way down.
not allowed to get a new one, or too lazy, i forget.
i sounded horrible. i think i played on it for a challenge.
but yeah, even the smallest can screw you over.

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Re: what size reed do you use?    07:55 on Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Sax_emilie
(28 points)

i play on 3 1/2 vandoren reeds on my alto sax. i have a selmer c** mouth piece. but if i use a selmer c* i need a harder reed. ive played for 7 years.

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Re: what size reed do you use?    14:24 on Tuesday, January 02, 2007

tenorsax13
(534 points)

Thanks.
But now I know I have to go out and spend $25 on a pack of those Vandoren reeds...........


<Added>

Wait a second.

Your reed split all the way down? Just by runnin through a couple pieces?

<Added>

Wait a second.

Your reed split all the way down? Just by runnin through a couple pieces?

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Re: what size reed do you use?    14:31 on Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Triforce
(407 points)

no, it already was broken, then the tuba player wacked the freeking tuba into my mouthpeice. then i constantally chewed on it and played with the ligature. hey, i was bored, it was already broken.

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Re: what size reed do you use?    14:53 on Tuesday, January 02, 2007

tenorsax13
(534 points)

Reminds me of my cousins when they come over. Running around all the time. One time they were acting crazy and hit my sax while i was practicing. It banged my lip, hurt like a certain place i cant say.

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Re: what size reed do you use?    14:25 on Monday, January 22, 2007

MercifulMe
(126 points)

i've been playing on tenor for 5 years now (Feels longer XD) And I use a 2 1/2 Vandoren or Rico Royal (I can't make up my mind). I want to get into soprano though... I might have to get a higher reed because I tried using a 2 1/2 but I couldn't get past high c..

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Re: what size reed do you use?    08:55 on Tuesday, January 23, 2007

TheBlackAlto
(4 points)

Medium Hard Fibracells... they last forever!

p.s. they are at least $15 a piece

   





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