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!
Coastal Carolina via Chicago.