- Portsmouth, Hants
I've been playing Rico Jazz Selects that I bought from a local dealer that were years old for 50p each (along with a load of other newer reeds from Vandoren. I joked that they were 'vintage' reeds and should have been priced at a tenner each!. He said I should work in music retail!!! Anyway they have been my reed of choice (albeit with more variation reed to reed) on alto. These must have been pre 2011 before D'Addario took over, changed machinery, started using 'Reserve' cane etc. I now get the same response from the best of those reeds but now can get a box of 10 like that. I'm chuffed to bits!
With their new mouthpieces and updated reeds I'm really impressed with D'Addario.