My setup is O.L. hard rubber 7*
They play to me very good. I always make gigs, and the are the best. My setup is a vintage Otto Link hard rubber 7* and a Yamaha tenor sax.
I saw that you advocate the Orange Box reeds, what is your setup? I find on my Phil-tone link that they are shamelessly bright, with a ringing in the lower register and mid register with a sound that reminds me of tearing paper. Perhaps I got a bad example? How do they play for you?