My daughter used one of these on her clarinet for a season of band. It made her life so much easier. It just works. No more deciding what reed for what temperature or humidity or how old the thing is. Seriously dead simple. I got this for my alto sax and also tried it on an alto clarinet. I think it is equal to any of my wood reeds. I know some people are set in their ways and think this is inferior, but you really should give one a try. I initially got the one for my 11 year old daughter so she could be the guinea pig and what harm would it do for her to try it. She never had a criticism and importantly, when compared to the wood reeds she had been using, it was equally as easy/hard to hit the notes.
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