Just came across a brand of reeds from an Argentinian company called Gonzales. Seems they have strengths in quarter-sizes (3-1/4, 3-3/4, etc) in addition to the usual. Any thoughts?
I've never try the Gonzalez Jazz...surely the originals (brown box) are a direct competitor to the Vandoren blue - as such these are a good choice for classical music...then, as Jazzaferri said, one has to take into account the rest of the setup.Yes Tom, sorry!
They are 0.5 harder than Rico Reeds (just fixed the post).
My Gonzales Jazz are 2.0 and are comparable to Rico 2.5 and Rico Jazz Select 2M.
Anyway, I didn´t like them as much as I´d like to. They´re cheap, long lasting, consistent, have a great body, are very percussive, but still sound more like a classical music reed.
I really like the harmonic content of the Rico Reeds and the Gonzales sound dead compared to them, in my opinion.