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Variety Pack, 10 Premium Alto Saxophone Reeds Selection Mix Sax Shack Gift


Ultimate Pack, 10 Premium Saxophone Reeds Selection Mix Sax Shack Gift The Ultimate Reed mixture Pack.
Brand new unused reeds. Taken from a full boxes of reeds and combined to make up this exciting selection.
This fantastic value variety pack includes one each of the following ten reeds:
1 x Vandoren Traditional – The choice of professionals, teachers and students the world over. This reed is designed to produce a quality of extremely pure sound due to a very thin reed tip (the area of reed with maximum vibration), balanced by a solid vertebral column (more cane in the area which climbs gradually to the heel).

1 x Vandoren Java Green – Developed in 1983 for jazz and popular music. A thicker tip and a more flexible palette* than the Traditional reed allows vibration over a larger surface area with maximum elasticity. This type of vertebral column gives the musician much greater playing flexibility, as the resultant elasticity zone is very large. (*Palette: zone where the waves are propagated with the greatest range. From the tip, the waves are absorbed further in the JAVA reed).

1 x Vandoren V16 – V16 Launched in 1993 to answer the demand of some American jazz musicians (a JAVA with even more wood. The V16 has a thicker tip than the traditional Vandoren reeds and a longer palette. Sound: more brilliant, more percussive, particularly well adapted to all the new styles of music. (See ‘Strength Options’ below)

1 x Vandoren Java Red – The driving force behind the JAVA “Filed – Red Cut” design was to offer more sonic possibilities to musicians while keeping the qualities of the original Java. More flexible than its elder version, with a little more tonal body, the JAVA “Filed – Red Cut” offers a full, rich, centered sound and excellent projection with an extremely precise attack. (See ‘Strength Options’ below)

1 x Vandoren ZZ – Developed in 2002, the ZZ jazz reed is immediately responsive without sacrificing the brightness or tone quality required for this style of music. The unique relationship between the heart and tip provides extraordinary color, great response and a durable life. (See ‘Strength Options’ below)

1 x Orange – The Rico ‘Orange’ cut is unfiled and features a thinner profile and blank. Rico “Orange Box” reeds vibrate easily. They are a favorite among jazz musicians.

1 x D’Addario Royal – The Royal reed combines the features of the traditional Rico cut with a French file. Designed for advancing players, Rico Royal offers an even response across the registers and more clarity in the sound.

1 x Select Jazz – Featuring the thickest spine and blank of Rico’s jazz reeds with a traditional tip shape. The Select Jazz cut offers great projection, focus, and a dark sound. They are available in ‘filed’ or ‘unfiled’ cuts. This pack contains one ‘filed’ reed. They are commonly available in strengths 2H, 3S, 3M, 3H. (See ‘Strength Options’ below)

1 x La Voz – reeds are unfiled and feature a thinner profile and blank. The La Voz strength range offers greater flexibility, and their deep, powerful tone makes them a standard among jazz musicians. This pack contains one La Voz reed. They are commonly available in strengths Medium Soft, Medium, Medium Hard. (See ‘Strength Options’ below)
1 x Hemke reed – Frederick L. Hemke reeds are filed and feature a thinner tip and shorter vamp for ease of response. They are a favorite among jazz and classical players alike; they are also popular with advancing students. They are commonly available in strengths 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 & 3.5 (See ‘Strength Options’ below)
Reed Strength Options: Please note that Vandoren reeds are slightly stiffer than D’Addario/Rico so the following adjustments are made.
(choose 2, 2.5 or 3.0 from this list when ordering)
2 = Rico Orange, Rico Royal and Hemke Reed Strength = 2.0 (Select Jazz Reed 2H, La Voz Reed Medium Soft) (All Vandoren Reeds Strength = 1.5)
2.5 = Rico Orange, Rico Royal and Hemke Reed Strength = 2.5 (Select Jazz Reed 3M, La Voz Reed Medium) (All Vandoren Reeds = Strength 2.0)
3.0 = Rico Orange, Rico Royal and Hemke Reed Strength = 3.0 (Select Jazz Reed 3H, La Voz Reed Medium Hard) (All Vandoren Reeds = Strength 2.5)

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