Question for Johnny or anyone that may have an answer to my problem. I have been playing on my new fatboy on my tenor sax. I am getting the best sound (to my ears) using a fibracell 2.5 reed (synthetic). Here is my problem. When I really get to blowing into the mouthpiece the reed seems to stick to the back flat part of the mouthpiece. I wanna say its sticking because when I move the reed a little side to side it plays fine for a few notes. I took off the lig that came with the mp and tried out a rovner I have. Seems better but I still have this issue. It seems to happen when I really blow and get into playing loud. I have some Java 2.5 reeds and this doesn’t happen. I tried scuffing up the back of the reed and even applied a little key oil to no fix. I also have a fibracell 2.0 but I can’t play that reed as it seems too small for me, when I push it, notes are horrible. Anyone ever have a similar issue like this??? I really want to stick with this fibracell, the best buzz I’ve ever had!!! Thanks.
i don’t know the answer to your question Jake, but i know
someone who plays lots of gigs professionally, and puts the lig
in 3 different positions when he plays depending on if he’s playing
rock, classical and jazz. Have you tried with the lig in different
extreme positions – closer to the tip, in the middle and far away from
the tip as possible?
yea, I have tried that. These reeds have a shiny surface on them as compared to cane reeds. I notice that when they are wet they don’t absorb saliva as easily as cane reeds. I wonder if thats why they seem to be sticking to the end of the metal mouthpiece. Thats why I scuffed up the reed a little to make it more difficult to stick to the mouthpiece.
for anyone following this, I received my new fibracell today. wholly moley!!!!!! the old reed was the problem. man, paired up with this fatboy, i’m in tenor heaven. thanks for for suggestions sxpoet!!!!!!