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Reed Strength Chart
By Dan Jacobi
4/7/2013 11:37:00 AM

Reed Strength Comparison Chart

Clarinet Reed Strength Comparison

Brand, Model < --- softer             Strength             harder --- >
LaVoz  
S
 
MS
 
M
 
MH
 
H
               
Mitchell Lurie  
1.5
 
2
2.5
 
3
 
3.5
4
 
4.5
5
         
Rico  
1.5
 
2
2.5
 
3
 
3.5
4
               
Rico Reserve            
2.5
 
3
 
3.5
 
4
 
4.5
     
Rico Royal
1
1.5
 
2
2.5
 
3
 
3.5
4
   
5
         
Vandoren Traditional  
1
 
1.5
 
2
 
2.5
 
3
 
3.5
 
4
 
4.5
 
5
Vandoren V12            
2.5
 
3
 
3.5
 
4
 
4.5
 
5
 

Saxophone Reed Strength Comparison

Brand, Model < --- softer             Strength             harder --- >
Frederick L. Hemke        
2
 
2.5
 
3
 
3.5
 
4
         
LaVoz      
S
MS
 
M
 
MH
     
H
         
Rico  
1.5
 
2
2.5
 
3
 
3.5
 
4
             
Rico Reserve          
2
 
2.5
 
3
 
3.5
 
4
 
4.5
   
Rico Royal
1
1.5
 
2
2.5
 
3
 
3.5
 
4
 
5
         
Vandoren Traditional  
1
 
1.5
 
2
 
2.5
 
3
 
3.5
 
4
 
4.5
 
5
Vandoren Java  
1.5
 
2
 
2.5
 
3
 
3.5
 
4
           
Vandoren Jazz  
1.5
 
2
 
2.5
 
3
 
3.5
 
4
           
Vandoren V16    
1.5
 
2
 
2.5
 
3
 
3.5
 
4
   
5
   



Tags: Reeds, Reed Chart, Reed Guide, Reed Strength, Reed Tips, Woodwind Guide, Woodwind Chart, Woodwind Tips
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