Never heard of Brescia reeds. Can you elaborate on those a little?
One thing I\'ll say about Hohner reeds, there are some that, to my taste, are my favorite sounding reeds of any of them. But since, like the old German reeds, they are/were made by so many sources, the quality is very inconsistent. The old ones, if you can find them, are usually good. I don\'t have much confidence in new ones.
Bryan, Brescia is a name that I thought I heard from Junior Martin, although if you've never heard of them, I may have misunderstood. Andre' Michot also mentioned vintage Hohner reeds. Not sure of their availability. I am thinking that a high accordeon (F or E) with a mellower sound, not too loud and in Black and silver would be a lovely porch comapanion.
But I still need to turn a few unused instruments into accordeon funds! ;D
Not sure what that might be. Only other reeds I know of being used are Voci Armoniche, which I don't care for, and Antonelli.
You won't find old Hohner or old German made reeds except by pure luck. If you're wanting mellower, the Harmonikas reeds are definitely mellower. They have several options, I've tried 3 different versions of their reeds, all different sounding. Never tried higher than D, though.
I stumbled on a pre-Hohner German accordion made by Koch, probably early 1920s. 3-row box, F, B-flat, E-flat, two reeds per note. I didn't think about repurposing the reeds, but this thread has me thinking. Link #1 is an overview of the instrument by a local repair tech who restored it, Link #2 is his shop, Link #3 is Scott's YouTube page. He teaches engineering, and has an amazing setup for repairs.