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 Re: Vandoren 5JB vs 7JB & Profile 88 vs Traditional
Author: shmuelyosef 
Date:   2017-12-06 05:42

If it's 'hard work' then you need to get a softer reed, but then you run into the issue of intonation stability. A soft reed on a large tip opening does give you a great deal of pitch flexibility...that's the good news. The bad news is that the same setup has a lot of pitch instability unless you have great embouchre control. I agree with others that the 'loudness' vector is overplayed with respect to tip opening...it is more a function of chamber design and player experience.

Jazz and rock players have a tendency towards larger tips because the music lends itself to scoops, glisses, and other effects that are enabled with this type of setup. More of my experience with this is on saxophone, but have found a similar effect on clarinet.

Then there is the mythology of this or that player that uses a 4.5 reed on a 1.6mm tipped clarinet mouthpiece. I wonder how long the facing is?...that is never included in the discussion, but I'll bet they are well over 20mm.

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