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 Anyone familiar with both Aria and Pilgerstorfer Dolce?
Author: Musikat 
Date:   2019-05-02 05:27

Now that the temperature is getting warmer I find I am in the same situation with my reeds as my clothes -- they are either too soft (hot) or too hard (cold)!

I started playing on Aria 4s a couple years ago and generally love them. But I found last year that they seemed to be running softer than the first batches I ordered. In the fall I ordered Aria 4.5s and played them most of the winter. They needed more adjusting but seemed to have more "meat" to them and were better in the altissimo. Now they seem too hard again, even the well broken-in ones. Aria 4s are a bit better but still not quite there in the extreme altissimo. I feel like I need a 4.25, which equates to a 3.75-softer 4 in a V12, as far as I can tell. But Arias don't come in quarter strengths.

I'm thinking of trying the Pilgerstorfers but I have heard they also run quite soft. Does anyone know if they are even softer than the Arias? If I order 4.5 (the highest strength) might it be that in between reed I am looking for, or should I try 4s? i wish they had the combo box like the Arias so I could try both!

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Bob Barnhart 2019-05-04 22:07 
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