Before I moved to Taos New Mexico I was blowing Medium fiber carbon Onyx reed with ease. After I arrived in Taos (two weeks away from the horn) I had to move to a medium soft reed. The medium reeds became a bit too stiff. Even after three months of blowing two to three hours a day every day the medium reeds were too stiff.Looks like after three months my embouchure would be back to where it was.
I guess 2 weeks is a good amount of time….I’ve gone longer and felt it too. Not being able to play as long but didn’t feel the need to change down a strength.
keep those mediums around even after they feel worn out cause they will be useful for time like this!