- Provides ease of response, especially in the low register… …making soft attacks easier.
- Also makes the tone slightly brighter… …for use with resistant mouthpieces.
An unfiled reed provides a darker tone and more resistance; a filed reed provides a brighter tone and is more free-blowing.
Recommended use of filed or unfiled reeds for common sax mouthpieces:
• Otto Link
• Selmer rubber
• Selmer metal
• Berg Larsen