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Rico Plasticover Alto Saxophone ReedsDesigned 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 favorite with jazz, studio and pop musicians.
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While I have tried out most brands of reed in 40 years of playing over a dozen different horns in all 4 ranges I always seemed to wind up with Rico french cuts. I would say that I found 80 to 90% of this brand playable and over 50 % really good in terms of playability factors-volume, tone and projection and durability-how long would they perform consistantly. So I was a little skeptical when a fellow horn player told me he now only used plasticovers. I was suprised because I had always appreciated this guys tonal range especially the sweet and mellow part which I had always been disatisfied with when I'd used plastic or plastic coated reeds in the past. Because it had been a long time I decided to buy a box and now I'm a convert too. So far the consistancy of performance of the reeds in a box has been 100% and with hundreds of hours playing time I'm still on my first box. Oh and did I mention there's almost no break in or warm/soakup time.
These reeds blew me away the first time I played them. They are not your typical straight-up jazz reed though. I decided to try them out when I found that one of my favorite sax players, Dave Koz plays on them. They really helped bring out that pop sound I had been looking for. I also play in pit orchestras and the reed is very reliable when I'm making quick horns switches. I play on a Beechler and it seems that these reeds work very well on the metal mouthpieces. The reeds are usually consistent and they last for a very long time. The last one I played on lasted me almost 6 months and was still very strong! You should definitely try out these reeds.
I have played plasticovers for a few months - off and on. So, if you're looking to purchase for the first time here are some traits of the reed not already said. First, the sound they produce is a very tight one. I find it is slightly too generic in that it is a very pin-pointed, machine - like sound (however a lot of people go for that tight sound and I?m not trying to offend). Another characteristic that I did find nice was that it had a bright buzz that came through. The reed itself still plays like cane and has maximum control in all registers. After playing every Rico brand reed on sax, I can say this style of Rico has the best control, both compared to other Rico products and other reeds. It?s a nice warm reed that I recommend everyone at least try. There are many people who swear by this reed due to its control, ease of emission (it is a free blowing reed that, once worn in becomes even more free blowing), and its durability, as one reed could end up lasting you a number of weeks (probably why they are sold in 5's). I now play Vandoren Javas just because I like more of a full-cane sound, but when I do not have time in between playing/gigs to soak a reed, Plasticovers are a great, close second!
Well I have used many different kinds of reeds, from Rico to Vandoren, to Rico Royal, but no reed has ever responded so well the first try. I played on my band director's Martin 880 this past year and I was using Rico Royals, but it took a couple of days to break in. This was troublesome due to the fact that I chipped my reed the day before state festival. I used the chipped reed because I had a solo and using a new reed would cause more problems than the chipped ones. This, of course, was before I knew about Plasticovers. I went to the local music store the other day because I needed a box of reeds. I was in the mood to try something different so I chose the Plasticovers because I had heard some good things about them. When I got home I was exited about using the reeds and I put them on my mouthpiece without bothering to wet it any. The sound came instantaneous! The sax I use now since school is out is a cheap "Selman" I got off of eBay because I am somewhat of a cheap person. I hadn't played it in about a year and the mouthpiece on it was new and cheap as well. Anyway, I have never heard or played anything like the Plasticovers and I plan to use them from now on!
These reeds have a projection and brightness to their sound that I wasn't getting with straight up cane. At first, they feel terrible, and you think, "That?s what I get for buying Rico." But after an hour, the reed will "break in" (it seems like you don't need to do anything special for this... just play on it for an hour) and sound as good as it will get. They feel good, like a cane reed, but they also respond and play immediately (after the first few uses) like a plastic reed. Try these reeds: if they're not a good match with your mouthpiece or you find them uncomfortable, at least you tried something that has the potential to produce good results. My setup: Beechler 6 med. chamber, Plasticover 3.5.
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