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The standard reed for band and orchestra.
The Rico Bb Clarinet Reed is as much a part of the band and orchestra world as the instruments themselves. They are the best-selling reed in the world, and for a variety of very good reasons.They are fairly priced, well-made, consistent and last a long time. Their playability and affordability are why musicians worldwide find Rico to be a great value.
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I used these to start playing my clarinet way back in middle school. I believe they are a good, economic start for beginner musicians. However, if you are looking for a step up, this is what I think (It's only my opinion and experience.): Beginner: Rico (Royal is a little better) Intermediate: Mitchell Lurie, Vandoren Traditional Advanced: Vandoren V12, Vandoren Rue Lepic, Rico Reserve
For jazz and dixieland performances when using an open-tip mouthpiece, I use standard Rico #2's and nothing else. In the softer strengths these reeds deliver an edgy, powerful tone that's perfect for these styles of playing and more overall flexibility than the others I've auditioned. Most of these play well out of the box, but the few that don't are often unfixable, so be prepared to throw away a few now and then. In harder strengths for general performance situations, there reeds are absolutely not recommended, however--the cut of these reeds, which makes them flexible and lively at low strengths, does not deliver the control and refined tone quality expected at higher strengths. Overall, for the beginning clarinetist or anyone requiring a soft reed, these are a dependable choice.
I've used these reeds when I know I will be breaking them a lot since they are pretty cheap. I usually have about 40% duds per box. You can easily see how poorly they are cut when wet and you hold them up to a light. I've been playing clarinet for over a decade and don't recommend these for experienced players, but they are good for beginners.
My son loves these reeds. They don't seem to break as easily as other reeds. A box of ten seems to last a long time. Before buying reeds form WWBW, I bought a box from a local music store. One box of 10 cost $25! WWBW's reeds are the same brand & everything except a lot cheaper. These reeds are great.
I bought the orange box 2`s because they were about the cheapest. I wet them all and rubbed down the vamp like the big boys say to do. After letting them dry over night I gave them the play test and much to my amazement they all played great. Not a dud in the box.I don`t know if all boxes are like that but this box is super.
This box of 25 Clarinet Reeds was a great quality for a great price. I absolutely loved it.
I play a B flat clarinet and have used Rico reeds from the beginning. My friends have used other cheaper brands and they would always break. They are usually a little more expensive but it is worth it. If you buy cheaper ones they will be break faster and you will have to be more and many cause you to pay more. I recommend these reeds to any clarinet player.
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