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Lloyd

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I have just ordered an ebonite Otto Link Tone Edge 6* on approval to replace my Yamaha 5C as I am looking for a fatter sound. I was wondering what reed might complement this. Subjective I know, but I am interested to hear the thoughts from anyone who has one of these mouthpieces.
 

Moz

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I have just ordered an ebonite Otto Link Tone Edge 6* on approval to replace my Yamaha 5C as I am looking for a fatter sound. I was wondering what reed might complement this. Subjective I know, but I am interested to hear the thoughts from anyone who has one of these mouthpieces.
I have an Otto Link Super Tonemaster 7 metal and use Rico Jazz Select strength 3M. I play a 3S(oft) when playing quietly(ish) but find they jam shut or squeak when blasting out, hence the slightly harder one. I did try a 4M for a while but ended up cutting my tongue!

Of course none of this is relevant to the question as I've just realised we are not talking about the same mouthpiece; tone edge/tone master, you'd think they could have thought of a completely different name.:D

Moz
 
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TonyMoroney

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I have just ordered an ebonite Otto Link Tone Edge 6* on approval to replace my Yamaha 5C as I am looking for a fatter sound. I was wondering what reed might complement this. Subjective I know, but I am interested to hear the thoughts from anyone who has one of these mouthpieces.
I found that Rico Jazz Select 2M were awesome on my Otto Link 5* Ebonite, still use them even though I've changed to an Otto Link Metal STM

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Lloyd

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Interesting, I use the Rico Jazz Select 2Ms on my alto. I might try the tenor equivalent. Thanks for your help.
 

AlanU

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I'd stick with the reeds you are used to.
Change one thing at a time.

Your current reeds will help you evaluate the different mouthpiece. Once you're used to that, then think about different reeds.
 

Phil

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I dont know what you came up with but I find Rico Jazz to be harsh. Links really love soft tipped reeds. I prefer Javas, if you like a little more brightness but in that same realm try ZZ's.
 
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Lloyd

Lloyd

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Well, I did buy 5 Rico Jazz Selects as I quite like them on my alto. Haven't tried them yet as I am still using up my Rico Oranges. I'll let you know my thoughts.
 

TomMapfumo

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Francois Louis Excellence Reeds are the business (available from Howarth's of London) if you want something fatter and darker, or Marca Jazz if you want brighter. I used RJS's for quite a long time, but am pleased to have switched loyalty! Alexander Superial DC's are also up there.

Went off Vandoren reeds a while ago, and only liked RSJ's from Rico. This is all highly subjective, of course but the above are worth a look IMHO.

Kind regards
Tom:cool:
 
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