This concept is perfect for the new instrumentalist trying to gauge his/her perfect strength or the part-time saxophonist who doesn't need an entire pack of reeds. The fact that they are sold in packs of three is perfect because one can form an accurate assessment by avoiding variables and mutations that may occur with single reeds. Also, Rico reeds are affordable and high-quality products. The cut is well-suited to all levels of saxophone playing. I've used the Rico 3s successfully on my Selmer Concept mouthpiece with a BG Tradition ligature.