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what size reed do you use?    14:41 on Monday, December 18, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Triforce
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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 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

PADAlt
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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 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Contramaniac
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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 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

PADAlt
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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 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Triforce
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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 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

alexpkb
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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 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Triforce
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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 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

tenorsax13
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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 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Triforce
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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 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Sax_emilie
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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 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

tenorsax13
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Thanks.
But now I know I have to go out and spend $25 on a pack of those Vandoren reeds...........


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Wait a second.

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

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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 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Triforce
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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 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

tenorsax13
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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 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

MercifulMe
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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 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

TheBlackAlto
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Medium Hard Fibracells... they last forever!

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

   





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