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 Reeds
Author: Musikat 
Date:   2023-07-18 21:50

The Ishimori reed thread got me thinking. I have tried Ishimori 3.5s but didn't really like them. Same with Peter Leuthners. On both I tried 3.5 strength.

I play and really love the Behn Aria reeds (3.5-4) on a Gregory Smith 1+ mouthpiece. I play 4s sometimes on my Smith Eb mouthpiece but the 3.5s are my sweet spot in general. The tone and response are just about perfect for me. There was a period of time when he stopped making the Arias and I used Pilgerstorfer Dolces (3.5), which are the closest I have found so far, but still not as good for me. They seem to be a little less "crisp" sounding and take longer to break in, from my experience. The last box of those I got I didn't really find many I loved.

I always worry Brad Behn will stop making the Arias some day and would love to find a really good alternative just in case (Cane, not synthetic). Has anyone found anything like them that I haven't already tried that I should consider as a backup? I used to play Vandoren V12 for years, but the consistency and response of the Arias has really spoiled me for anything else.

Maybe I need a different strength or cut in the Leuthners? I have also tried Pilgerstorfer Exquisite 2 and Morre 3.5s and didn't much like those.

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SecondTry 2023-07-19 20:04 
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