Rico Standard Reeds
Designed for a wide variety of playing situations, Rico Reeds are cut of our most flexible grade of cane. The ease of play, affordable price and convenient packaging options are why more musicians worldwide find Rico the best value.
Rico Royal reeds have a more traditional French filed cut for increased response, especially in the low register, adding clarity to the tone and making soft attacks easier. Available for the full range of saxophone and clarinet voices. French filed for flexibility and fast response Available for clarinets and saxophones Works well for classical and jazz applications Premium cane for consistent response.
Professionals and students alike benefit from the balance between superb tone and ease of play of Mitchell Lurie reeds. Premium grade cane for consistent response and playability Slightly thinner tip for ease of play and quick response and articulation. Un-filed for a deep, dark tone.
Professionals and students alike benefit from the balance between superb tone and ease of play of Mitchell Lurie reeds. Premium grade cane for consistent response and playability. Slightly thinner tip for ease of play and quick response and articulation. Filed for flexibility and fast response.
Grand Concert Select Traditional reeds are filed and feature a traditional tip and thicker spine, providing a quick response. They have a traditional blank thickness; traditional blanks are made from cane closer to the bark, adding more brilliance to the sound.
Grand Concert Select Evolution
reeds are unfiled and have more material in the shoulders of the vamp. They feature a traditional tip and the thickest spine of the GCS family, providing a full sound. Of all Rico's clarinet reeds, GCS Evolution has the thickest blank; thick blanks are made from cane further away from the bark, resulting in a warmer sound.
Grand Concert Select Thick Blank
reeds are filed and feature a traditional tip and thicker spine, providing a quick response. GCS Thick Blank differs from GCS Traditional in that it has a thicker blank; thicker blanks are made from cane further away from the bark, resulting in a warmer sound.
Reserve reeds are unfiled and feature a wider blank taper, allowing for greater brilliance and spectrum of colors. The Reserve reed is ideally suited for solo and chamber performance. Reserve reeds are made from thick blank, lower-internode cane; lower-internode cane comes from the first four tubes of the cane stalk, yielding greater consistency from reed to reed.
Designed to resist moisture and climate changes, Plasticover is ideal for use in outdoor ensembles such as marching band, and for doublers who need to make quick changes between instruments. Whether in moist tropics or in desert heat, Plasticover responds instantly. The durable coating also provides a clear, projecting tone, making Plasticover a favourite with jazz, studio and pop musicians.
•Coated with plastic to resist changes in moisture and climate
•Coating provides durability and clear tone
•Most flexible grade of cane for instant response
•French-filed for fast response
The most widely played reeds in the world with a superiority proven over the years, these reeds suit all styles of music. Traditional reeds are known for their excellent response in all registers, allowing a pianissimo attack in even the highest notes. They are also extremely flexible, allowing the legato or staccato execution
of large intervals while maintaining a richness of tone that gives body andclarity to the sound, which is a hallmark of Vandoren reeds.
V12 reeds are manufactured from cane tubes with the same diameter as cane used for alto saxophone reeds. As a result, they have a thicker heel and are cut
on a longer palette with a slightly thicker tip than the Traditional. The longer palette means that more of the reed is vibrating, resulting in a deeper, richer
sound. The thicker tip gives body to the attack and also increases the longevity of the reed.
Named for the home of Vandoren, the 56 rue Lepic is the newest addition to Vandoren’s much-heralded line of clarinet reeds.
Designed from thicker cane with a heel taper very similar to German-style reeds, the 56 emits a rich, centered, and extremely pure sound while providing
maximum stability and quick response in all registers. Strength gradations are smaller and more specific, resulting in reeds that are very consistent.
The V21 reed combines the conical shape of a 56 rue lepic reed with a V.12 profile.
This unique combination makes all registers of the clarinet more accessible with warmth and a depth of sound. It will allow you to play with amazing presence and immediate response.
V21 is the perfect reed for performances that require the ability to handle large interval leaps efficiently with an even and rich tone.
Strengths available : 2,5 - 3 - 3,5 - 3,5+ - 4 - 4,5 - 5