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 Gonzalez FOF reeds
Author: GBK 
Date:   2018-02-08 01:17

For the first time since 2002, I have purchased a few boxes of Gonzalez FOF clarinet reeds since my stash of the original old brown and black box Gonzalez reeds (Harvest 1998) is finally running low.

Sad to say they were a huge disappointment.

It seems that not only has the cane quality become wildly inconsistent, but the same strength reeds that I used to use now all play appreciable harder than before. It seems that Gonzalez has changed their strength grading system by at least 1/2, if not more.

Worst of all - the tip shape of the FOF reeds is now flatter, and no longer as curved at the edges (exactly the main reason I do not like Vandoren V12s, and prefer their blue box reeds instead)

It's a shame that Gonzalez has made these changes to their once superb reeds. As I was a very outspoken fan of their original FOF reeds, since they reminded me of my old Morre reeds, I can now no longer recommend them.

Here's hoping my old stash of original FOF reeds does not run out.

...GBK

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