Hi YC, the verdict is still out. It's a 7 and all around quite pleasant in use with 2.5 Vandoren reed. In the beginning I didn't like the sound at all. It felt hard and almost cold. That could of cause be down to the fact that hadn't been playing for quite some years. But it's growing on me. In a couple of month I might even like itI see you are using a Jody Jazz Classic Rudjarl. Wonder how you find it.