Hello all! So I just happened to stumble across this site while looking for different brands of reeds. So my first question is, thoughts on synthetic reeds....are they worth spending money on, have you found any that are most like an actual reed, if so which ones? I play bari, which i've played for about 3 years and alto, which i've played for roughly 5 years. I'm in the jazz band at my school, marching and concert band. The sax had pretty much engulfed my life. haha I tend to play on the softer reeds because I feel like it gives off a warmer tone, what are the best brands of reed for me to purchase? At the moment all I use are Vandorans and I'm looking for something better. Well thanks for reading!