Gonzalez FOF Bb Clarinet Reeds (Assorted Strengths)

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Manufactured on an 3.2 mm thickness blank of extreme high quality. These reeds are manufactured using a scraping system, with cane cultivated exclusively in the Gonzalez 3 de Mayo Plantation, at the foot of the Andes. Then they are one by one hand selected. Available in boxes of 10 units in the following Strengths: 2 1/4 - 2 1/2 - 2 3/4 - 3 - 3 1/4 -3 1/2 - 3 3/4 - 4 - 4 1/4 - 4 1/2.

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GonzalezFOF Bb Clarinet Reeds (Assorted Strengths)
 
5.0

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  • Good tone (3)

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    5.0

    Outstanding Reed for all occasions

    By Reed Warrior

    from Coastal Carolina via Chicago.

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    Pros

    • Easy To Play
    • Good Response
    • Good Tone
    • Great tongue response
    • Quarter sizes
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Jazz
      • Practicing
      • Solo work

      Comments about Gonzalez FOF Bb Clarinet Reeds (Assorted Strengths):

      I use a 3 1/2 FOF paired with a Theodore Johnson TJ3 mouthpiece (go to his website...38 years as Cleve. Orch. clarinetist, now making great mouthpieces).

      A little adjustments on the side make almost every reed a great one. Superb cane, wonderful sound in all registers.

      For many years, I used a Cicero Kaspar mouthpiece with Vandoren 5 reeds (needed cane to work with). Maybe two out of a box were serviceable for my pro work. Sold my Kaspar's and will never play a Vandoren again.

      I am grateful to have had the Gonzalez reeds recommended to me. They are superb in every respect.Many of my associates are playing Gonzaez now, as well. And try those TJ3 Theodore Johnson mouthpieces!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing reeds!

      By Limpy Clarinet

      from San Antonio, TX

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      Pros

      • Better sound
      • Good Tone
      • Great quality
      • Great sound
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

      • Long break in process

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gonzalez FOF Bb Clarinet Reeds (Assorted Strengths):

      I bought these reeds in a 3.75 and they work very well AFTER they are broken in. Many people who play at school just take out a reed straight from the box and use it. You can't do that with these! These reeds are great! You just need patience to break them in properly. It took me about 2weeks to break one in. It was so worth it though! Do buy these reeds! Once broken in, they are a million times better than vandoren! They do run a little harder than normal reeds. Like my 3.75 is a 4 on a traditional vandoren.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Only Reed You Need

      By redkel

      from Ohio

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      Pros

      • Flexible
      • Good Response
      • Good Tone
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gonzalez FOF Bb Clarinet Reeds (Assorted Strengths):

        I've been playing for 30 years and was a die hard Mitchell Lurie player for many years. When their quality began to wane, I tried a box of Gonzalez FOF and have never looked back. My beginner through advanced students use them also. Don't pay big $$ for 4 playable Vandorens when you can get 10 great reeds in a box. I've yet to get an unplayable reed in 8+ years of playing on these. The 1/4 sizes are great for transitioning students and for working on stamina. Try a box!

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