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Description
Coated for durability and consistency
  • Coated with plastic to resist changes in moisture and climate
    Coating provides durability and clear tone
    Most flexible grade of cane for instant response
    French-filed for fast response

Rico Plasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds
Designed 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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"good stuff"


by Anonymous - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
8 Years of sax Jazz USA
14 people out of 14 found this review helpful

These things just make playing easier. 4 out of 5 in a box are very playable and they last a long time. Buy a half a size harder than you usually use. Once the plastic coating is broken in, they soften up a bit. I play a lot everyday and taking out the reed and soaking it and soaking it and adjusting it and prepping it was just a waste of time. Unlike completely synthetic reeds, the Plasticovers still have a real cane sound. However, if you are tying to get a Paul Desmond or Stan Getz type sound, these probably won't be your reed of choice.

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"Highly recommended"


by Roy Gipson - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
28 years Jass/Nu-Jazz/Neo-soul Santa Maria, California
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I have played on a lot of reeds and I have found that these reeds are the best for the saxophonist who needs that extra edge. Straight out of the box you can begin playing without a long soaking. They give quick response and the tone quality is a killer. I have played on a lot of reeds but I have always come back to the plastic covered. I highly recommend these reeds!!!

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"Super response thoughout entire range"


by Gabriel Patrick Navarro - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
35+ years woodwinds jazz, pop, rock, gospel San Bruno, CA
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Didn't have to prepare the reed. Just took it straight out of the box and couldn't believe how responsive it was with my Runyon Quantum metal 8* mouthpiece. Altissimo was clear, cutting and robust. The bottom end extremely "punchy" - Just the way I like it. Rolling up and down the scales during cadenza was effortless. First time with these reeds, and will now be a life-long user. Wow!

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"Most Consistent in Performance"


by Frank Lucio - 12/10/2010 3:18:42 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Retired Teacher, Active Musician Jazz, Contemporary, R&B Ramona
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Generally I would find 2 or maybe 3 reeds per box that I felt I could use for a gig. It got to be pretty expensive to buy a box of 5 reeds only to find 2 that I could get the sound I was looking for out of a reed. Much of this has to do with the mouth pieces as well. Since switching to the Rico Plasticovers, I find that I am consistently getting 5 out of 5 gig ready reeds for my soprano and alto and 3 to 4 out of 5 for my tenor. I have never found this consistency with any other reed. You just put it on the mouthpiece and it is show time. I have been using the Rico plasticovers for maybe 15 years now and have no desire to experiment with other reeds. They work for me.

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"Rico Plasticover"


by Matt Hoenig - 7/17/2011 7:48:01 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Student no specific style Maumee, Ohio
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

I used these reeds for marching and pep band. They had decent performance; however, the plastic coating gradually chipped off over the school year. It chipped off where I held my embrochure and at the place where the reeds met the mouthpiece. These reeds are NOT something you would want to use for concert band; their tone is not concert quality. However, they work well for marching band.

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