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Manufactured from bronze colored Avilar, the Bari Star will give you a smoother, warmer sound, a more cane-like feel, and easier altissimo notes. Eac...Read More

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Manufactured from bronze colored Avilar, the Bari Star will give you a smoother, warmer sound, a more cane-like feel, and easier altissimo notes. Each double cut reed sold individually.

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  • Double cut
  • Made from Arundo Donax wild caneAvilar
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BariStar Tenor Saxophone Reed
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

Good reeds.

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from Middletown, NJ

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Comments about Bari Star Tenor Saxophone Reed:

Selmer Mark VI with low "A".
Bari brand reeds make it easy to hit low notes.

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5.0

Bari reeds work!

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from mechanicsburg, PA

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Pros

  • As 1 - 2 Years No Break-
  • Cane Reeds Last As Long
  • In Needed
  • Sound At Least As Good As

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Etc
  • F Music - Concert Jazz
  • Work Well With Any Type O

Comments about Bari Star Tenor Saxophone Reed:

Have used Bari Avilar reeds for over ten years. Reliable in any weather and always perform well - day to day. No surprises.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!

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from Bloomington, CA

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Comments about Bari Star Tenor Saxophone Reed:

I play in the symphonic band and the jazz band at school. Ever since I bought this reed, I can hear the difference in my tone. If you are looking for a durable and nice projection in tone and quality reed I recommend you buy this reed.

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5.0

Top of the Line Synthetic

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from Burbank, WA

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Comments about Bari Star Tenor Saxophone Reed:

Synthetic reeds tend to have a bad reputation, especially in the classical world. Bari synthetic reeds are very different. If your embouchure is incorrect, this reed will have bad tone and possibly cut your lip, but If your embouchure is correct, then this will be the *BEST* reed you've ever played. GOOD THINGS: -Amazingly nimble and easy to play -Nearly impossible to squeak on -Designed to be shaved if it's too hard -Makes overtones very clear and easy to pop -Great learning tool for good embouchure -Can sound great in both jazz and classical WARNINGS: -If embouchure is incorrect, it can cut your lip and sound bad -It has a great jazz buzz, but in concert band, use more lower lip pressure and the buzz will go away leaving a warm tone -Be careful with high G and G#. For some reason the overtones will speak easier than the actual note OTHER TIPS: -These aspects are consistent for each model of reed, not just the tenor saxophone ones -If you are after an extremely warm, classical tone, try Alexander Superial reeds. WWBW also carries them. -I actually use a tenor reed on alto and a baritone reed on tenor. This doesn't click with everyone, but it moves the heart of the reed closer to the mouthpiece and can make playing really easy.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Suspiciously glowing review

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from New England

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Comments about Bari Star Tenor Saxophone Reed:

I adopted the first Bari because I didnÆt play enough to maintain wood. I loved it, so I switched to the Star when it came out, and itÆs even more impressive, especially in the lows. Even if it sucks, at least itÆs always the same (especially when you switch horns at gigs). A lot of trouble I had as a kid was that I didnÆt know I was fighting the reed half the time, and I didnÆt know that manufacturers deliberately package reeds that vary in the same box because players are finicky. IÆve also tried LegereÆs synthetic, which was radically differentàmaking the mouthpiece feel somewhat closed/waterlogged to me. (Somebody said legit players prefer Legere, but I ainÆt legit.) I believe manufacturers have a generous return policy, so try different brands if you donÆt like one. I donÆt know why you wouldnÆt have a synthetic as a backup. In my opinion, the Bari lasts until you lose it. If you bite it (altissimo stuff; IÆm probably a hack), youÆll eventually have to replace it. Understand that the synthetic reed for this recreational player is not a compromise; I like everything about it more than wood. ItÆs hard to tell if the Bari is brighter; I have a ton of edge on my sound anyway. (My reeds are H/hard.)

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5.0

one AMAZING reed

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from PA

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Comments about Bari Star Tenor Saxophone Reed:

I love these reeds. The first time I picked one up on my tenor it reacted better and gave better tone than I have EVER gotten out of a traditional cane reed. The reed instantly gave great pitch throughout the horn's entire range no matter what volume or intonation I used. This reed is amazing for playing in a band setting as it needs no warm-up and has a bright vivid tone with huge volume. The only downside to this reed is that it could use a slightly warmer tone but otherwise I would recommend this reed to any player of any level.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'M NEVER GONNA CHANGE ANYMORE!

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from BELGIUM

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Comments about Bari Star Tenor Saxophone Reed:

I've been playing Bari STAR reeds for at least 7 years. I first tried them at the Frankfurter Musik Messe. At first I wasn't quite satisfied because of the vibrations on your lips. After a while I got used to the manner of playing with Bari Star reeds. (Once in a while I still play Vandoren Woodreeds - Nr.3 on Soprano and Alto, Nr. 3,5 on Tenor and Nr.4 on Baritone Sax). The only problem I see is that the "hard" reeds don't meet my expecations. Therefore I use the reedcutter and cut about 1mm off. This is the right strenght for me. And the right "sound." The dynamics can be fully explored (pppp to ffff) and the effects(slaps, strutters, shavings and altissimonotes) can be properly performed. I never need to wet my reeds anymore, I can start playing immediately. The directness of the bari STAR reeds still have to be beaten. One little thing : For the warm ballads I still use wood reeds. Perhaps they can look for little warmer sound at the BARI Labs. Thank you.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome

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from richmond

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Comments about Bari Star Tenor Saxophone Reed:

This is a must for jazz and blues saxophonists. It's great for onstage gigs. The reed stays warm and you can keep a nice sound with less moisture. It was my first artificial reed and it is the best so far.

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