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Frederick Hemke Alto Saxophone ReedsThe dark tone of Frederick Hemke Alto Sax Reeds is favored by pro players from classical and traditional jazz ensembles. Well-suited design for traditional round-chambered mouthpieces.
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I've been on Hemkes since high school, all the way through my music degree, and still play them today. They play well right out of the box, which was a big seller for me. I've known how to work on reeds for a long time, but when you're preparing for a recital, finicky reeds can be a real bummer. I rarely found myself working much on these reeds. As a result, I always recommend them to my students over Van Doren because of how easy they are to play.
I have to admit, however, that Van Dorens generally last a little longer for me. In college, I would get, on average, 2.5 weeks off a 4-set of Hemke reeds with ~5 hrs playtime a day before I started to feel one or two of them weakening. A simple reed clipper can extend the lifetime of these by a week or two.
That being said, 9/10 of the reeds come with a perfectly formed heart, no thicker, dark spots in the outer parts of the reed, with a silver shine around the tip of the reed when held up to a light. That's exactly what I look for.
I highly recommend these easy-to-play, non-frustrating reeds.
I really like the Hemke reeds. They don't need break-in time and have a nice, classical mellow sound. I did find that I preferred a reed one degree firmer than I used in other brands. Definitely well worth buying.
The great thing about these reeds is you don't have to break them in - they play at their full potential right out of the box! These reeds are great to have in your case for emergencies. The box is fairly consistent with good reeds. They're defiantly worth the price.
I've been playing saxophone for the better part of a decade and when my instructor and co-creator of the Hemke reed (James Bishop) told me to play these reeds, I must admit that I was hesitant to leave the Vandorens but after 5 minutes of playing on the Hemkes I literally broke every one of my Vandorens and started playing on nothing but the Hemke reeds. Since I began playing them I have never had a single problem with them, I paired them with my Caravan mouthpieces for my alto, tenor and bari and I don't think that there is any other reed that I would ever play on. These reeds provide excellent control and allow the player to dig deeper when working for a purely "dark" saxophone sound. If I had the ability and monetary assests I would see to it that every saxophone player on the planet could own atleast 5 of these perfect reeds.
I was getting really sick of only finding 4 or 5 blue box vandorens that I like in a box of ten. That's when I tried Hemkes and I love them. They come out of the box largely ready to play and have a consistent good seal with the mouthpiece. I use a rico reed vitalizer and store my reeds in there, because otherwise the plastic reed case allows wet reeds to warp so easily. This is a great reed, I suggest it for anyone who wants a dark classical sound and an easy response.
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