Saw Branford Marsalis at the Love Supreme festival last weekend and when he was called on stage earlier than he expected he had to call for a soprano reed and stand from backstage. Ripped open the foil reed cover, put it on and just started playing. No test note, nothing. And sounded perfect. Are some people do strong in the embouchure that they can make any reed play, or was this just cool/good luck? It also seems to me that far more soprano reeds are playable than tenor. Smaller reed=less scope for imperfections?