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Reeds using clarinet reeds on soprano sax

mick

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As I have quite a collection of clarinet reeds I wondered if they would work on a soprano sax
 

Nick Wyver

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They'll probably work but they're not really wide enough. Give 'em a go.
 

rhysonsax

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Branford Marsalis is supposed to use clarinet reeds on his sop and his sound is great.

They played for me, but not very well.

Rhys
 

tzadik

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The Bb clarinet reed is longer than a soprano saxophone reed.
So the result is to have a reed with a flatter profile.

It's almost the same thing using a tenor reed reed over a alto mouthpiece... or a bari reed over a tenor mouthpiece.
You just get out a "different" sound.
 

mick

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The Bb clarinet reed is longer than a soprano saxophone reed.
So the result is to have a reed with a flatter profile.

It's almost the same thing using a tenor reed reed over a alto mouthpiece... or a bari reed over a tenor mouthpiece.
You just get out a "different" sound.
Well at least its worth an experiment
Mick
 

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