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  • #58748
    brother cavefish
    brother cavefish
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    just got some figured i would try them, vandorans line is great , so i got some, any thoughts

    #58751
    Johnny
    Johnny
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    well, I tried the original vandorens in the purple box way back in the 70’s when that’s about the only one’s they made. I couldn’t play them, too stuffy. I think they were geared for classical players. it wasn’t till I tried the Java (green box) with my MBI guardala that I fell in love with them. your mp and desired sound has a lot to do with the reeds you end up choosing….I played the Java’s exlusively for 30 years…never ran across anything better that worked on my guardala

    #58760
    Pete
    Pete
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    whiter shade of pale FIRST TIME RECORDING AND PLAYING THIS.

    #58761
    Pete
    Pete
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    Sorry try again?

    #58762

    Anonymous

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    #58764
    brother cavefish
    brother cavefish
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    i will try the trads today, yes i agree the greens are great

    #58767
    Mel
    Mel
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    I like the Javas but recently I ordered a Rovner Dark ligature to try. it’s just a simple one screw rubber ligature with no plates or anything. I tried an orange Rico 2.5 reed on it and it sounds great! No dark sound. I got a big focused sound out of it. Sam Ash had the ligatures for $18

    #58768
    Pete
    Pete
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    Jeff
    Thank you for that information, I will try later I have never put a link on
    before. I am trying to put a track from Sound Cloud on the forum.
    Thanks again.

    #58772
    Johnny
    Johnny
    Keymaster

    they used to call the java’s “jazz cut” to make the difference between the traditional type. I suppose jazz cut meant they play brighter than the purple box which was darker.

    #58776
    brother cavefish
    brother cavefish
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    boy Johnny you were dead on , they are definitely stuffy, that word came to mind as a exact description, a harder blow, not comfortable at all, no real color to it either,

    #58777
    brother cavefish
    brother cavefish
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    i like the Rovners legs a lot, i have a light and a dark, but my light was made 15+ years ago, i think they changed i returned the light , kept the dark, just because, but they keep a softer warm tone, , its either a rovner or a BG duo i use , was seriously considering a JLV, but there big bucks

    #58779
    Mel
    Mel
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    The Rico Orange sounds best with my Vandoren optimum ligature. I was just surprised that after trying so many different reeds that the good old Rico orange sounds pretty good. Many label it as a beginner reed. There are pro players who play the orange. My goal is to work to a 3 and see what happens. That will be awhile though.

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