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 Re: Question for Aria Reed users
Author: Musikat 
Date:   2018-02-12 05:27

Thank you for that very detailed explanation and response, Brad! I have to say your Arias were a revelation in my playing. I have tried other reeds but always defaulted to my Vandoren V12s 3.5+, which were good, but did require more of that "bite and blow" style you mention, plus a lot more fixing. The Arias just played so freely and easily that I was more able to focus on playing and technique, instead of reeds. I play on a Gregory Smith mouthpiece.

I was just surprised with this box that it seemed overall notably more soft than the other 4s I had ordered and wondered if there had been a production run that was on the softer side. I even had my 10-year-old son try one of the softer new 4s on his Behn Overture mouthpiece (he normally plays 3s). It was a little stiff, but he could play it with little trouble.

I just want to make sure do order the correct strength next time. Maybe I'll order a mix of 4 and 4.5 to see if the current 4.5 strength is better for me than the ones I tried months ago.

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dorjepismo 2018-02-12 20:32 
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