I got these plastic coated reeds (2.5 strength) about 3 weeks ago and am really surprised by their performance. I have always used standard Rico reeds before. I always assumed that all reeds had to be wetted and warmed up to achieve the desired performance before playing - not so with these. These reeds are always ready. I switch between playing keyboard and tenor sax and when I pick the up the sax it's always ready to play. No re-wetting required. I admit that I don't completely understand the science of why these plastic coated reeds have this added feature (always ready to play) but I think they are great. I am glad that I tried them.
San Jose CA