How am I getting on with my new reed? Not bad actually. I did shave the heart of my M reed which has opened up a little more of the brightness in my lower notes (I get this with my MS reed). I think I’ll take a tincy bit more off to see if it gets it in the pocket…or not. I’ve also contacted Hartmann Reeds – Thanks Georg for the suggestion. Hopefully I’ll hear back about the unplesant taste which I’ve not experienced before with their reeds.
So what’s my new reed try-out final verdict? I’ve tried quite a few synthetic and Cane reeds over the years. I do love the response of the Fiberreed with my Jody Jazz mouthpiece so (drum roll) I’m staying with it, subject to the shave. Worst case I’ll revert to the MS.