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Jeanette

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Does anybody know about the grading on the RJS reeds. I currently use a 2s filed and am thinking of trying a slightly harder one.

Would the next step up be a 2m or 3s

Thank you in advance

Jx
 

kevgermany

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s=soft, m=medium, h=hard

3 grades per number.
 

kevgermany

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Cheers Colin the comparison site I found wasn't nearly as good.

Has anyone played the reserve and compared them to the RJS?

Jx

much prefer the RJS. Soiund/play better. But on sop I've switched to Marca Jazz 2.5s from the RJS.
 

Jeanette

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much prefer the RJS. Soiund/play better. But on sop I've switched to Marca Jazz 2.5s from the RJS.

@kevgermany you star. I forgot I had some of these. One of the reasons I was looking to get harder reeds was I seem to be having trouble again slurring from D with octave key back to G. Just put one of these on problem disappeared. Not sure I like the tone in the upper register. But think it confirms I need a harder reed :)

Jx
 

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When comparing the Rico Reserve Classic and the Rico Jazz Select and choosing one over the other depends upon the concept of tone you want to achieve and the degree of resistance you are comfortable blowing against. For classical playing on my Rousseau 5R, the RRC gives the sound and feel I like in this style. For jazz playing with my Northway custom mouthpiece, the Rico Jazz Select is a good match for its easy blowing and brighter sound.
 

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