I'm watching it. Will tell you...I have tried fibracell and legere classic. I will have a look at Hartman onyx--there is actually a good you tube video of Yanick Coderre but i cant work out which he thinks is best suited to music genres ie big band/pop/jazz etc--Its all in French!--can anyone translate the detail , my French is not up to scratch although i can make out some detail
I think I reed shouldn't be longer than the table. I saw off the reed if it's longer.Some bari reeds have a shorter vamp than others. Vandoren blue seems to have the longest.
I use a selmer S80 and prefer a french cut reed. Alexander have a short vamp but play quite well as do Hemke and Royal.
Vandoren blue 4 is just a little stiffer than a Royal 5.
That's all I got.