Thomas Piercy – Soloist
I found the Silverstein ALTA reeds to be incredibly consistent and played immediately with a vibrant sound quality and feeling. The ALTA reeds made it easy for me to bring alive the sound I have in my head for the many different types and styles of music I perform. The reeds had excellent response in all registers, including beautiful pianissimo entrances. They were flexible enough to allow the many different types of articulation demands placed on performers, maintaining a richness and fullness of sound. I was impressed with the quality of the cane and the consistency of the cut. The Quality Guarantee – Replacement Service is one which I think most players – professional as well as students – will find very useful (if ever needed). I feel very comfortable and secure in rehearsal, on stage, and in the recording studio knowing I will be able to get the sound I want without having to fight the reed to get it. Thank you, Silverstein, again, for bringing another wonderful tool to clarinetists to help us make our music.
“I find the Silverstein [ALTA Select] reeds to be incredibly consistent. I am amazed at how well the reeds are balanced left to right and how well they vibrate from front to back. I can feel the entire vamp vibrating without having to make any adjustments. They are easy to control in softer dynamics and at the same time keep a beautiful sound when playing loud.”