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Alexander Reeds DC Alto Saxophone Reeds (D5A2)
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Description
Alexander "DC" was designed with the Big Band and Blue Note eras in mind. "DC" has a profile with more wood on the tip, heart, and sides than the regular Superial model.
  • Double filed cut
    Made from Arundo Donax wild natural cane
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Alexander Reeds DC Alto Saxophone Reeds
Superial "D.C." Reeds
Tonal Concept of the Past
"DC" has a slightly harder tip and more wood in the heart and sides than Superial and this produces characteristics of a darker, more powerful, more solid tone core, but an enhanced feeling of aliveness, a singing but deep resonance. Made from the finest of wild grown Var cane, each and every reed table is checked under light for flatness and hand adjusted if necessary.

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"BEST REED EVER FOR ALTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


by Zach - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Sax Student Char No.2 Anything Kansas
24 people out of 27 found this review helpful

These reeds are a really good.The only con I have with it is the effects of humidity and I also have to prep the reeds everytime I have to play. Thank you Alexander Reed Co, and thank you WWBW for supplying me the reeds. Go Alexander!

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"Consistent tone, response"


by Sundar - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Pro Jazz, Classical, World Toronto
22 people out of 22 found this review helpful

These are good reeds - I've been playing professionally for 20 years and have tried a lot of reeds. I find these give the right amount of resistance and a warm, full tone. They are sometimes hard to find however, so this point can be a bit frustrating. Hopefully Woodwind/Brasswind will keep them in constant stock.

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"Great reed for Big Band and Jazz"


by Dennis Prince - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Semi-pro Big Band Swing Tennessee
30 people out of 33 found this review helpful

I play in a very "in demand" Big Band Swing band and have used Alexander DC's exclusively for several years. They have a great resonance giving me the sound I want on my Yanigasawa Alto with a Meyer 5 mouthpiece. The DC's are a little softer than other reeds so you may want to go up a half step. However, I find that they are very responsive and allow bends very easily. They also have excellent longevity.

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"Love these reeds! "


by Zig - 7/9/2012 1:52:50 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Amateur- college musician Jazz/blues/new music Sarasota, FL
6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

I've been using the Alexander DC reeds exclusively for about 4 years for college jazz band and various rock/chamber/blues/new music projects. I play a Keilweith shadow alto with a metal Beechler 6 mouthpiece. Once I discovered these reeds I was done with every other jazz reed. They give me a great loud and full sound that works well for jazz, and have also served for various genres that I dabble in. These reeds are very easy to break-in, and come with instructions that you should follow! The success rate for a box of reeds is great- occassionally one reed out of the tin will underperform. They also last a long time, even in Florida humidity. I suggest looking up a reed conversion chart online to get the correct strength. I felt that I should write a supportive review so that people keep buying these reeds- if they leave the market I'm not sure what I'll do!

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