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#1 bAgO

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

I am new in playing just started. please tell me which reed is good for me. tnx



#2 Lausax

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:55 AM

I think you need a Vandoren Traditional 2. Is good to start!


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There isn't a best reed in general, but for each of us there is a "special" reed or there ARE some reeds that we love. Sax is a very sensible instrument: the smallest variation is enough to change the sound, for example the position of the reed or the weather.

  • Generally, there isn't a superior reed.
  • We must try different reeds.
  • We must understand by ourselves which reed (or reeds) is the best for us.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:13 PM

tnx



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:19 PM

 i had the same reeds but now change these with vandoren jazz no2!

i think sound is more growl!



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:43 PM

 i had the same reeds but now change these with vandoren jazz no2!

i think sound is more growl!

Yes, it's true, but bAgO is at beginning. I think is better for him to start with a "neutral" reed, also to get used to play.


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There isn't a best reed in general, but for each of us there is a "special" reed or there ARE some reeds that we love. Sax is a very sensible instrument: the smallest variation is enough to change the sound, for example the position of the reed or the weather.

  • Generally, there isn't a superior reed.
  • We must try different reeds.
  • We must understand by ourselves which reed (or reeds) is the best for us.

#6 bAgO

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:46 PM

i am using vandoren 2.5 i like a jazzy sound, if i switch to a vandoren jazz no2, will it affect the sound?



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:02 PM

i am using vandoren 2.5 i like a jazzy sound, if i switch to a vandoren jazz no2, will it affect the sound?

Yes, of course! But is not enough to change the reed. They're called "Vandoren Jazz" cause they more suitable for jazz, but this doesn't mean that if you play with "jazz reeds" you have a jazz sound like, for example, Charlie Parker. Don't forget to listen to jazz sax players! The sound isn't in the mouth or the reeds, etc..., but the sound is in your mind. Anyway, try these new reeds.You'll have certainly a different sound that will be more similar to jazz sound.


Guys, if you need some help, call me. Call me also if you want a specific article for the "Front Page News".

 

There isn't a best reed in general, but for each of us there is a "special" reed or there ARE some reeds that we love. Sax is a very sensible instrument: the smallest variation is enough to change the sound, for example the position of the reed or the weather.

  • Generally, there isn't a superior reed.
  • We must try different reeds.
  • We must understand by ourselves which reed (or reeds) is the best for us.

#8 bAgO

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:01 PM

Yes, of course! But is not enough to change the reed. They're called "Vandoren Jazz" cause they more suitable for jazz, but this doesn't mean that if you play with "jazz reeds" you have a jazz sound like, for example, Charlie Parker. Don't forget to listen to jazz sax players! The sound isn't in the mouth or the reeds, etc..., but the sound is in your mind. Anyway, try these new reeds.You'll have certainly a different sound that will be more similar to jazz sound.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:37 PM

for a beginner the best is vandoren 1.5 then gradually to 2.0 and up.

also for the jazzy sound of course it will make a huge different the higher the number the jazzy sound.  



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:50 AM

Hmm...based on the info, i shall try to look for vandoren reeds...I have got a box of free Rico reeds no. 2 from the shop that i got my sax. After checking online, found a lot of comments about rico reeds which are not that great in quality. Have decided to look for other optional brands to test out which type of reed would suit me more  :D



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:24 AM

Vandoren Java (2.5 or 3)...gives you a good sharp sound. 



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 07:27 AM

hi..newbie here.. is there quite big difference in tone between 2.0 and 2.5 reeds?



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 07:00 PM

My personal preference is 2.5...but I suggest buy one of each and see what works best for you. 



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:17 PM

For beginners, I think many of us started out on Rico reeds. My first was a 1 1/2 strength. But moved up to a 2 within a year. Since then I play on 2 1/2, 3, or 3 1/2 depending on the mouthpiece and music. 






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