The NEW Deuce is a medium weight all-rounder. Two layers of latex give it more durability that makes this medium to heavyweight reed of .005. Pounds out high pitch bugles with an excellent top-end of 5-7 notes. This a regular hunting reed in our line-up. I think a beginner can run these easily and the veteran caller will love them. Does have a short break-in period. Run 20 bugles and set it aside let it dry and your good to go.