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    Default Do you use lighter reeds on your Conn

    than on your VI?

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    Default Re: Do you use lighter reeds on your Conn

    For years and years I played a Florida 7* with Orange box Rico 3 1/2 on a Mark VI. Recently I switched to a 6* with 3 1/2. Last Monday I got a Tranny and it seems that I have to play it with 3's......

    Could be that I'm just getting older....

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    Default Re: Do you use lighter reeds on your Conn

    Quote Originally Posted by Sivari View Post
    For years and years I played a Florida 7* with Orange box Rico 3 1/2 on a Mark VI. Recently I switched to a 6* with 3 1/2. Last Monday I got a Tranny and it seems that I have to play it with 3's......

    Could be that I'm just getting older....


    Is the Tranny totally free of leaks and sealing top to bottom ?

    I tend to think the Conns blow a little freer than the VIs in general so you shouldn't have to use
    a lighter reed unless you like the sound and still have good control of it(always important) .

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    Default Re: Do you use lighter reeds on your Conn

    Maybe it is because the Conn has a darker sound and the lighter reed brightens it a bit.....

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    Default Re: Do you use lighter reeds on your Conn

    It were probably leaks, I'm back on the 7* with 3 1/2's

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    Default Re: Do you use lighter reeds on your Conn

    I use exactly the same reeds on my Selmer Mk VI tenor as I do on my Conn 10Ms. Which reed I use depends on the mouthpiece, not on the horn.
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    Default Re: Do you use lighter reeds on your Conn

    I use the same reeds on my 10M as on my VI just because it is easier to use the same reeds. However, the Conn is much more free blowing and I have thought about trying harder reeds on the Conn to get a little bit more resistance to push against.

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    Default Re: Do you use lighter reeds on your Conn

    I use the same reeds on my Conn NWII as I do on my VI's (two), SC902, Martin Handcraft, and any other soprano. For me, it is the mouthpiece being used, not the horn on which the mouthpiece is being used. Your thread said nothing about horn-size. DAVE
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    Default Re: Do you use lighter reeds on your Conn

    None of my horns care what strength reed I use.
    My mouthpieces have definate opinions on which strength they prefer. 😉
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